Advance Algona, Iowa
NINE COACHES VIA C. & N. W. BRING GROUP
Prisoners I Ma^ch Via
the Pacing io the
Nine carlojads of German prisoners of war arrived on the Northwestern this morning shortly after 5 a^ m., and after being unloaded at, the station here were marched out to the camp where they will be "guests" for the duration. Spectators estimated the group at 500 men.
Today is April 6, the 27th anniversary of the entrance of the United States into the First World war with Germany, and it is the first time German prisoners of war have been stationed in Algona. Other prisoners here for a few weeks, but who left a couple of weeks ago, were Italians serving as a clean-up squad to complete the new camp.
The trainload of prisoners was closely guarded by soldiers armed with "tommy" guns, and the prisoners were held sharply under control io prevent any attempt st a "break." They v/ere formed into units of approximately 100 me, and under guard were
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