I went to see _The other side of the medal: how Germany saw the First World War_ exhibition at the British Museum today. Very interesting and well worth seeing.

These medals were made by German artists and either reflected the public opinion towards the war or tried to influence it. Next to each medal was some commentary on what it is showing and why.

This medal shows how the Germans viewed the blockade of Germany, with German civilians dying from starvation behind barbed wire.

Particularly interesting are the medals influenced by the Dance of Death art genre from late medieval times, such as these two below.

I think sometimes in Britain we forget to think about how the wars affected Germany, and indeed the rest of the world. This exhibition brought me a little closer to how Germans saw the First World War.

My photos from the exhibition are on Flickr.