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102494 | GERMANY, GREAT BRITAIN & USA. America's Peace Plans bronze Medal.

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    102494  |  GERMANY, GREAT BRITAIN & UNITED STATES. America's Peace Objectives cast bronze Medal. Dated 1917. "Amerikas Friedensziele"—on the heightening of the crisis by receipt of the German submarine warfare note (58mm, 59.00 g, 12h). By K. Goetz in München.


    3 FEBRVAR 1917, British soldier (though with the facial features of President Woodrow Wilson) in water, grasping life preserver labeled AMERIKA // FRIEDENS ZIELE (peace objectives), ship under sail facing, with large guns affixed to each side; at prow, Uncle Sam seated facing, head left, controlling their aim. Edge: Plain.


    Kienast 188. Mint State. Darker brown surfaces, with some lighter hues upon the higher points.


    Ex Dr. van Osch "Pax in Nummis" Collection.


    Following the decision of the German Navy to engage in unlimited submarine warfare, U.S. President Woodrow Wilson declared to Congress that America would sever further relations with the German government—an act that increased the likelihood of American involvement in World War I, and one which Goetz clearly saw as providing a lifesaver to the United Kingdom. He is so overt that a British soldier—seemingly with the facial features of Wilson himself—clings to a lifesaver clearly marked as such, while Uncle Sam sees to the armament of ships in order to combat the impending danger of the U-boats.


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