Alien Prisoners airing their bedding in the snow at Petawawa, Canada
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Front: Dozens of men shake out their bedding while an armed guard supervises. During WW1, thousands of un-naturalized immigrants from enemy countries were rounded up and put in internment camps. The military camp at Petawawa was used for this purpose. War Correspondents Association, New York. Series 146 No. 79 WWI Views ref. illustrated p. 290 Canadian Patriotic and Heraldic Postcard Handbook Vol. 2 by Mike Smith. Back: Alien Prisoners airing their bedding in the snow at Petawawa, Canada. German and Austrian aliens are being interned in concentration camps at various points in Canada. The interned prisoners have been set to useful public work—clearing land and building roads, and the Canadian officials find that they earn their keep and a little besides. The photo shows a batch of prisoners airing their bedding at Petawawa, Canada's permament military camp, situated in the wilds of northern Ontario.