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|Notes||The RMS Lusitania was sunk by a German submarine on the 7th May 1915. 1,198 people died. The Germans struck a medal in commemoration of the event, but with the wrong date (the 5th May). This prompted an outcry and allegations that the sinking was premeditated murder.|
The medal was also struck by the English (the example here, mounted on an unofficial plinth) as a propagandar tool.
|Item Date||7th May 1915|
|Copyright||The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor|
|Digital repository||The Great War Archive, University of Oxford|
|Contributor Name||Lewis Trickey|