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Predicate Object 1935.273 Collection of Auckland Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, 1935.273, N1378 2015-11-04T00:00:00.000Z 1 2020-12-16T03:03:06.156Z 45 sea warfare/wars propaganda/wars Lusitania Medal, British copy, WW1 An exact replica of the medal which was designed in Germany and distributed to commemorate the sinking of the "Lusitania". This indicates the true feeling the War Lords endeavour to stimulate and is proof positive that such crimes are not merely regarded favourably, but are given every encouragement in the land of Kultur. The "Lusitania" was sunk by a German submarine on May 7th 1915. She had on board at the time 1,951 passengers and crew of whom 1,198 perished.' Produced by the Lusitania Souvenir Medal Committee to commemorate the sinking of the Cunard liner Lusitania in May 1915. This British medal is based on a German original which it was claimed proved the deliberate and pre-meditated targeting by Germany of an unarmed passenger ship. This was based on the fact that the original medal was incorrectly dated 5 May 1915. Lusitania Medal, British copy, WW1 medal: cast iron obverse: view of the bow of the liner sinking; above: KEINE BANN WARE! [No contraband]; in exergue: DER GROSSDAMPER / = LUSITANIA = / DURCH EIN DEUTSCHES / TAVCHBOOT VERSENKT / 5 MAY 1915 [The great steamer Lusitania has been sunk by a German submarine 5 May 1915] reverse: Death at the Cunard shipping office, selling tickets for the voyage; GESCHAFT VBER ALLES [Business over all]; in exergue: K.G. GOETZ medal, commemorative
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