100 Years Ago

NEWS FROM 100 YEARS AGO : 18 February 1924

18 FEBRUARY 1924

Work at British ports came to a stop following the start of the dockers’ strike.

Britain’s weakness as an air power was exposed by Major-General Sir FH Sykes, ex-chief of the Air Staff, in London.

Alexandre Millerand, the President of France, received Herr von Hoesch, the new German Ambassador in Paris, and while assuring him of co-operation in his promised endeavours to improve the relations between the two countries reminded him that France’s thoughts and wishes were summarised in the words “respect for treaties”.

Lord Birkenhead, speaking at the Oxford Carlton Club, described the Unionist party as the only safe and reliable bulwark against the dangers of Socialism.