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The Battle of Jutland, cast-iron medal by Walter Eberbach, 1915

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Jutland Medal, 1915

In the First World War German artists produced many medals commenting on the war in a satirical �Expressionist� style. As Germany�s opponents were usually the target of the satire, the artists were contributing to the German war effort with their own kind of propaganda. Walther Eberbach�s The Battle of Jutland shows the figure of death looming over a sinking British ship.
This medal was given to the Fitzwilliam Museum by E. Evelyn Barron of Peterhouse in 1951.