De Kaiser Op 13 Feb 1917, Aan Onze Zijde is Het Recht en de Moraliteit, Om Deze Te Laten Triomfeeren Moet Elk Blank Wapen ons Welkom Zijn [The Emperor on 13 Feb 1917, On our side is the justice and the morality, to let this triumph any white weapon should

 
De Kaiser Op 13 Feb 1917, Aan Onze Zijde is Het Recht en de Moraliteit, Om Deze Te Laten Triomfeeren Moet Elk Blank Wapen ons Welkom Zijn [The Emperor on 13 Feb 1917, On our side is the justice and the morality, to let this triumph any white weapon should be welcome to us]
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  • Title :     De Kaiser Op 13 Feb 1917, Aan Onze Zijde is Het Recht en de Moraliteit, Om Deze Te Laten Triomfeeren Moet Elk Blank Wapen ons Welkom Zijn [The Emperor on 13 Feb 1917, On our side is the justice and the morality, to let this triumph any white weapon should be welcome to us]
  • Artist:     L.M. Smith Designer Unknown, Maker
  • Accession:     TD1990.253.16
  • Country:     Netherlands Amsterdam
  • Date:     1917
  • Dimensions:     Inches 3 diameter, Centimeters 7.6 diameter
  • Collection:     Object
  • Collection Theme:     War and Political Propaganda
  • Subject:     Portraits , World War I 1914-1918 , Medal/Medallion/Medallic Design
  • Credit Line:     The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida, The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection
  • URL:     TD1990.253.16 OBVERSE.JPG, TD1990.253.16 REVERSE.JPG
  • Tags:     War and Political Propaganda
Description:
Circular bronze medallion with obverse depicting Kaiser Wilhelm II as the swan-knight Lohengrin standing on an ironclad swan boat encircled with an inscription from a February speech; reverse depicts the neutral Dutch steamer Amstelstroom which was sunk by a trio of German torpedo crafts on March 23, 1917. [See research notes].