World War I





This WWI section would be incomplete without a discussion about the casting of the Lusitania medal and its after-effects on the world in the years to follow. Much has been written and said about this unfortunate piece; however, more discussion about this subject may be helpful to all who are interested in the Lusitania and its subsequent sinking by a German torpedo on May 7, 1915.


In this topic we will explore the major faux pas made by Goetz regarding the date of the actual sinking versus the date shown on the Lusitania medal that he created.