Medal, Zeppelin L-19 Airship Disaster

Donated by the Institute of Aeronautical Sciences Inc.

Physical Description:
Iron commemorative medal of the Zeppelin L-19 Airship Disaster; Obverse: relief of the L-19 Zeppelin in the ocean with its crew on its back, with the British fishing trawler King Stephen disappearing in the distance; Reverse: embossed text "FLUCH DEN BRITEN ZUR SEE FLUCH EUREM SCHLECHTEN GEWISSEN HILFESUCHENDE SCHIFF BRUECHIGE HABEN UNTER GEHEN MUSSEN 2.2.1916" - "Curse the British at sea, curse their guilty conscience - frail ship in search of help must have gone under [second phrase - needs check on the translation]." The reverse side also carries an eye within a triangle surrounded by beams at the top and scales at the bottom.

Country of Origin
Germany

Type
AWARDS-Medals & Ribbons

Materials
Overall: Iron
Dimensions
3-D: 1.3 x 5.7cm (1/2 x 2 1/4 in.)

Donated by the Institute of Aeronautical Sciences Inc.

Physical Description:
Iron commemorative medal of the Zeppelin L-19 Airship Disaster; Obverse: relief of the L-19 Zeppelin in the ocean with its crew on its back, with the British fishing trawler King Stephen disappearing in the distance; Reverse: embossed text "FLUCH DEN BRITEN ZUR SEE FLUCH EUREM SCHLECHTEN GEWISSEN HILFESUCHENDE SCHIFF BRUECHIGE HABEN UNTER GEHEN MUSSEN 2.2.1916" - "Curse the British at sea, curse their guilty conscience - frail ship in search of help must have gone under [second phrase - needs check on the translation]." The reverse side also carries an eye within a triangle surrounded by beams at the top and scales at the bottom.

Country of Origin
Germany

Type
AWARDS-Medals & Ribbons

Materials
Overall: Iron
Dimensions
3-D: 1.3 x 5.7cm (1/2 x 2 1/4 in.)

ID: A19640480000