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Medal commemorating the rescue of the crews of seven Dutch merchantmen; obverse
Medal commemorating the rescue of the crews of seven Dutch merchantmen. Obverse: Two sailors, Dutch and English, standing, shaking hands; others in background, two (right) holding oars. Reverse: Inscription within a pearl border: 'THE NETHERLANDS SECTION OF THE LEAGUE OF NEUTRAL COUNTRIES TO (blank for name) IN GRATEFUL COMMEMORATION OF THE SERVICES TENDERED BY THE ENGLISH SAILORS WHO RESCUED WITH PERIL OF LIFE THE CREWS OF SEVEN UNARMED DUTCH MERCHANTMEN SURREPTITIOUSLY ATTACKED AND RECKLESSLY DESTROYED BY A GERMAN SUBMARINE FEBRUARY 22ND 1917.'
J.J. van der Goor
- Image reference: E4421-1
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London