100 Years Ago

NEWS FROM 100 YEARS AGO : 11 February 1923

11 FEBRUARY 1923

Belfast police announced that they had arrested the ringleaders, including two brothers, of a campaign to destroy every civic and Government office in the city.

Discussions continued for a loan from the Bank of England to Austria to assist them in their current financial turbulence. The loan would be guaranteed equally by the French, British, Italian and Czech Governments.

The French occupation of the Ruhr was causing severe shortages of coal across Germany, despite the import of coal from the UK. A number of schools were closed and plans were drawn up to produce a rationing system for members of the public.