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Still they come: a portion of one of the latest batches of Germans captured by the British on the Western Front.

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Sport and General
Auckland Weekly News Sport and General Auckland Weekly News
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12 July 1917

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World War, 1914-1918, France, German Army, Prisoners of war, Barbed wire, Fences, Guards, British Army, BlanketsWorld War, 1914-1918FranceGerman ArmyPrisoners of warBarbed wireFencesGuardsBritish ArmyBlankets
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Taken from the supplement to the Auckland Weekly News 12 July 1917 p031

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Showing a view of a large group of German prisoners of war in an enclosure with barbed wire fence. Some of the German soldiers wear helmets, but most wear caps or berets. Some have blankets around their shoulders. Several armed guards stand to their side on the left. Other prisoners are grouped in another barbed wire fence enclosure in the left background. There is explanatory text attached to this image on the full newspaper page. Large numbers of German prisoners were taken in April 1917.