Liège 1914


This medal is a satirical reference to the German army, which fought the battle of Liège at the beginning of the war, 5-16 August 1914. A Belgian soldier is trampling on a crowned eagle – symbolising the German Empire – and is hitting a pig with a German helmet. The cannon in the background refers to numerous attacks on the citadels around Liège in August 1914.

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Liège 1914
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Koninklijke Bibliotheek van België (Bibliotheque Royale de Belgique)
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