A very rare medallion issued by the War Comrades Association for the Watch On The Rhine from Bingen Germany in 1888. A highly unique piece of German history.
The Rhein has always had a special place in the hearts of Germans. It represents to them all that is truly Germanic , in particularly the theme of Rhine Romanticism.
Germany feared that Napoleon would attempt to take over the left bank (west side) thereby annexing it from Germany.
The Watch On The Rhine is not only a national anthem and a sculpted monument but local bodies of loyal citizens did in fact keep a vigilant watch on all activity along the Rhine’s route and were known by the same name also.
With the eventual annexation of Alsace-Lorraine, France was completely displaced from the left bank of the Rhine and Germany was able to relax.. The Rhine was from the mouth to its final sea outfall a purely German river.
Noteworthy Collectibles is very pleased to be able to offer items of this grade that are so very difficult and rare to find.