WW1 BRITISH PROPAGANDA IRON CROSS 1914 DINANT GHENT ANTWERP RHEIMS LOUVAIN AMIENS
BRITISH WORLD WAR I ANTI-GERMAN PROPAGANDA IRON CROSS MEDAL
British World War I anti-German propaganda medal exploiting the destruction of Belgian and French cities on or near the Western Front by the German Army between August and October 1914.
Produced in Britain as a means of raising funds for the war effort, at the centre of the cross is an embossed initial 'W' for Kaiser Wilhelm above which is a small Latin cross and one side has "DINANT""GHENT","ANTWERP 1914" On reverse: "LOUVAIN","AMIENS","RHEIMS 1914'.
These are the names of 6 towns/cities in France & Belgium where in the eyes of the allies, the German army had committed atrocities, the massacre at Dinant, burning of the library at Louvain , the sacking of Antwerp, Ghent, Rheims & Amiens.