Prisoners of War medal by artist L.G. Gies, Germany, circa 1915.

Ludwig Gies was a controversial German artist who created propaganda items for Germany but was better known for addressing the negative aspects of war through his artwork and sculpture. As a result he was labelled a "degenerate artist" by the Nazi regime who confiscated and destroyed some of his work and later dismissed him from his teaching appointment.

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Prisoners in different uniforms marching behind a soldier with rifle over shoulder; in exergue, the artist's initials 'L.G.' (L. Geis).

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