From our 'War Picture of the Week' Archive
British soldier giving water to a wounded German prisoner-
Although the picture is probably staged, friendly gestures like this actually happened. In World War One most soldiers did not really hate their enemies. They saw each other as victims of the same uncomprehensible world-
Prisoners-of-war always look somewhat pathetic. On the right a wounded German who was captured during the last German mass offensive in Spring 1918. Click here for a another striking portrait of a German POW.
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