Massachusetts Historical Society

Season 1, Episode 9: The Many Lives of the Lusitania Medal

In this episode, we are examining several medals produced when a German U-boat torpedoed a civilian British ocean liner during the First World War. The medals became the center of a propaganda campaign that spanned the Atlantic. Originally created by a German artist, the medals quickly became tools for the Allied propaganda machine and a nightmare for the German government.

Episode Special Guest:

David Silbey is Adj. Associate Professor at Cornell University and Associate Director Cornell in Washington. He is the author of The British Working Class and Enthusiasm for War, 1914-1916, A War of Frontier and Empire: The Philippine-American War, 1899-1902, and The Boxer Rebellion and the Great Game in China: A History

This episode uses materials from:
Psychic by Ketsa (Commercial non-exclusive license through Ketsa)
Curious Nature by Ketsa (Commercial non-exclusive license through Ketsa)
Small Bummer by Poddington Bear (Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 International License)

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