obverse design: President Poincaré of France, head, full face, at centre of design, embracing, from left to right, Tsar Nicholas II of
Russia, bust, right profile, crowned, a Senegalese, head, right profile, a Turco, bust, head slightly inclined to right, all to the left of
Poincaré. A Zouave, bust, full face, a Japanese, head, left profile and King George V, bust, left profile, crowned, all to right of
Poincaré. Around upper edge and in panel at base of design text
obverse text: "KVLTVRTRAEGER" & "VERBVENDETE IM WELTKRIEG-1914-"
reverse text: "ZVR SCHANDE SEI ES LAVT GESAGT, ZUM SPOTTE-ER WIRD IN EVCH NAGEN, DASS IHR DIE WILDEN HORDEN JAGT AUF JENE-DIE, KVLTVR NACH
FERNSTEN LANDENTRAGEN" (embossed in eight lines on plain background)
In this early First World War satirical piece Goetz censures the Allied Powers for their employment of colonial
subjects as soldiers and association with non-European nations in the war against Germany. In language which would now be construed as
overtly racist he bitterly condemns the use by France of her colonial African troops and the active engagement of Japanese military and
naval forces in the war as intrinisically 'uncivilised'. The obverse text is translated as 'Bearers of culture' and 'Allies in the World
War'. The reverse text is translated as 'For shame be it loudly said, for dishonour, you will know remorse that you have let loose the wild
hordes on those who carry culture to the farthest countries'.