obverse design : Kitchener, caricature, lying on a bed, his head to right resting on a pillow. Emerging from his mouth is a small medieval-
like soldier armed with a spear, who joins other small soldiers, all carrying spears, four of whom are on Kitchener's chest and stomach,
four make their way down his left leg and eight more are drawn up in a straight line, spears held in front of them as though at attention,
by his left side
obverse text : "KITCHENERS TRAUM"
exergue : "1914-15"
In this 1915 piece, reminiscent in its imagery to work by Ludwig Gies, the German medallist Hans Lindl satirises
Kitchener's dream-like vision of raising his vast new citizen armies to replace the shattered remnants of the old British Expeditionary
Force. More sombrely the medal conveys a disturbing appreciation by Lindl of the capacity of Germany's enemies ever to increase their power
by producing more and more trained fighting men. The exergue text is translated as 'Kitchener's Dream'.