Lusitania (German) Medal Replica

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Lusitania (German) Medal Replica

This is an exact replica of the medal designed in Germany to commemorate the sinking of the Lusitania in 1915. RMS Lusitania was an ocean liner owned by the Cunard Line and built on the Clyde. She was torpedoed by a German U-boat on 7 May 1915 and sank in eighteen minutes, eight miles off the Old Head of Kinsale, Ireland, killing 1,198 of the 1,959 people aboard. The sinking turned public opinion in many countries against Germany and was instrumental in bringing the United States into World War.

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