In 1915, the German government published a book entitled 1915 in an attempt to portray the Germans as a civilised people who were destined to win the war, and who would treat their prisoners with care and compassion.
This book compares the official German view to the grim reality of captivity, as experienced by the prisoners.
Original photos tell the story as seen by German eyes. Compare them to the personal accounts from former prisoners who describe the reality of falling into the hands of the German Army and life as a prisoner of the Kaiser. By the end of the war, the Germans had taken approximately 2.8 million prisoners of war.