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Cast iron "Lusitania" medal in box.(obverse) The Lusitania sinking.
(reverse) People standing in line to purchase tickets from a skeleton behind ticket booth.
- Made in: Germany
- Diameter: 57 millimetres
- Thickness: 3.5 millimetres
Inscription Positionobverse exergue
Inscription ContentDER GROßDAMPFER
DURCH EIN DEUTSCHES
5 MAI 1915
Inscription TranslationThe big steamer
Sunk by a German submarine.
Inscription ContentK G
Inscription Positionbox under lid
Inscription ContentThe "Lusitania" (German) Medal
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 regardewd
favourably, but are given every en-
couragement 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.
Inscription ContentKEINE BANN WARE
Inscription TranslationNo Bann ware.
Inscription ContentGESCHÄFT ÜBER ALLES
Inscription TranslationBusiness over everything.
Inscription Positionbox lid
Inscription ContentR.M.S. LUSITANIA
CUNARD LINE . 32000 TONS
SUNK ON HER RETURN JOURNEY
FROM THE UNITED STATES
BY A GERMAN SUBMARINE
MAY 7TH 1915
Promised for loan to National Museums Liverpool during 2015
7 November 2013
Secrue delaminated textured paper cover to the box structure.
The storage box is a lid-base-hinged type. The textured paper is split/torn along the edges of face and spine, and face and right-side and delaminated, exposing light brown cardboard underneath.
A strips of Japanese paper (kozo fibre) were inserted under the textured paper along the split at the right side of the lid in order to secrue adhesion over the joint of cardboard. Delaminated texture paper cover was re-adhered to the box structure using wheat starch paste (as dry as possible to avoid water staining).
- Associated Event: First World War (1914-1918)
- Associated Event: Sinking of the Lusitania 1915
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Object reference number: CME227625
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