Munten & Penningen

1919. Woodrow’s mousetrap

Woodrows Mausefalle, seine Rückfahrt Verkocht € 260,-

Obv. A large mouse trap baited with Wilson's Fourteen Points. Inscription below DEP. 14.10.18 / SYST: SCHUFTERLE" (Telegram of 14.10.1918 Systematic Roguery).

Rev. Wilson, with a wreath on his head and a contented smile on his face, sails for home in a bark boat. The Statue of Liberty is on the horizon. The inscription on the back of Wilson's seat reads Welt / IMPERIALISM / UNSER / ZIEL (World Imperialism is our aim). Inscription in exergue IN SEELEN RUH / GONDELT ER DER HEIMAT ZU (In peace of mind he is sailing home). ON TOP 28. JUNI - 1919.

Details
Soort Penningen
Boeknummer MHE1013
Jaartal 1919
Medailleur Karl Goetz
Materiaal Bronze cast medal
Maten 59 mm
referentie Kienast 227
Kwaliteit Extremely fine
Extra On this medal Wilson is accused as a man who tricked Germany into the Armistice. A day before Wilson's departure the Versailles Treaty had been signed. Many of Wilson's 14 points were not incorporated into the Treaty. Parts of the Treaty were not satisfactory to Wilson but he assented to them as the price for acceptance of his plan for a League of Nations. The Germans claimed that by the pre-armistice Pact of November 5, 1918, they were pledged negotiation of peace within the framework of Wilson's Fourteen Points. They felt they were subsequently betrayed by the Armistice terms and the final peace treaty.
Bijzonderheid Goetz got the date wrong on this medal. Wilson actually set sail for home on June 29, 1919.