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WW1 Bombardment of Hartlepool British Propaganda “For Kultur” Iron Cross Medal

$100.00


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“A British First World War anti-German propaganda medal exploiting the German Army’s excesses, committed in Belgian and French towns and cities on or near the Western Front, between August and October 1914. Jones and Howell (in ‘Popular Arts of the First World War’) describe this item as one of a series of ‘joke Iron Crosses made in Britain bearing the names of Belgian towns bombarded by the Germans’. The legend ‘FOR KULTUR’ is a scornful pun on ‘the Kaiser’s claim to be spreading culture’.”

Source: http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/40825