100 Years Ago

NEWS FROM 100 YEARS AGO : 15 October 1923

15 OCTOBER 1923

The Reichstag passed the ‘Emergency Law’ by 316 votes to 24, with 7 abstentions.

200 people were killed and 500 people were seriously wounded in an explosion at the fourth fort of Warsaw Citadel, with the press reporting foul play.

Neville Chamberlain, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, speaking in Birmingham, said that given the national finances it would be foolish to count upon further remissions of taxation.

A further five bodies were recovered from the flooded pit at Redding.