WW1 Sinking Of The Lusitania Medallion British VersionWW1 Sinking Of The Lusitania Medallion British VersionWW1 Sinking Of The Lusitania Medallion British Version

~ WW1 Sinking Of The Lusitania Medallion British Version ~

As a reaction to the sinking of RMS Lusitania by torpedo on 7 May 1915, German artist Karl Goetz produced the Lusitania medal satirising the subject.

This is an example of the British counter point to the original German propaganda medallion.

~ Sinking Of The Lusitania ~

Shortly after 2.10pm on Friday 7 May 1915, in fine clear weather off the Old Head of Kinsale, Ireland, the Cunard liner Lusitania was hit by a torpedo. It was struck without warning and sank in under twenty minutes. Of the nearly 2,000 passengers on board, 1,201 men, women and children were lost, including 128 American citizens. The German submarine which fired the torpedo, U20, circled the sinking ship and then fled the scene, reaching its base at Wilhelmshaven on 13 May.

~ Condition ~

The medal is in good order.

~ Dimensions ~

The medallion is 5.2 cm (2.1 inches) in diameter.

#11454/17

ITEM ID
42071
ITEM TYPE
Antique

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WW1 Sinking Of The Lusitania Medallion British Version

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