Medal commemorating the Bombing of Antwerp, designed by Alfonse "Alf" Mauquoy, issued 1914.
The bombardment of Antwerp from 7-9 October in 1914 began with the city being taken under siege by German forces during World War I.

Obverse Description

Shell breaking through the arms of the city of Antwerp above the dates "7, 8, 9 Oct. / 1914"; around above, "BOMBARDEMENT D'ANVERS" (Bombing of Antwerp) in French; around below, "BESCHIETING VAN ANTWERPEN" (Bombing of Antwerp.

Reverse Description

Scene of distressed draped woman and seated boy as city burns in background.

Edge Description


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