obverse design: General August von Mackensen, bust, left profile, in uniform, bust positioned at upper centre of design.
Below, centre left and centre right respectively, the facing busts of General Laudon and Prince Eugene of Saxony each wearing a cuirass. At
centre base of design Prince Maximilian Emmanuel of Bavaria, bust, face slightly inclined to left, in cuirass
obverse text: "LAUDON.v.MACKENSEN Pr.MAX.E.v.B.Pr.EUGEN"
reverse design: Belgrade, view of the walled city, on the confluence of the rivers Danube and Save
reverse text: "BELGRAD 1915" (upper edge)
German First World War large format portrait medal in iron by Martin Götze commemorating General August von Mackensen
(1849-1945). Specifically the piece celebrates the capture, by combined Austro-German forces led by von Mackensen, of the Serbian capital,
Belgrade, on 9 October 1915. In recognition of this achievement von Mackensen is elevated by the artist into the exalted company of three
great Austro-German military commanders who had previously succeeded in conquering the city: Prince Maximilian Emmanuel of Bavaria in 1688,
Prince Eugene of Savoy in 1717 and General Laudon in 1789. Following the successful 1915 invasion of Serbia von Mackensen commanded the
Danube Army during the conquest of Rumania. He served as commander of the Austro-German occupation forces in Rumania until the end of the