100 Years Ago

NEWS FROM 100 YEARS AGO : 26 February 1923

26 FEBRUARY 1923

Speaking at a Liberal party meeting in Trowbridge, the former Prime Minister Herbert Asquith said that Europe was in a dangerous position and that discussions involving European countries and the United States needed to take place. He said “is all this going to be thrown away?” referring to the years of relative peace since the end of the First World War.

The French authorities at Dusseldorf said that they had effected a new occupation in order to secure possession of the right bank of the Rhine between Cologne and Mayence.

Representations of the Polish administration met with three Lithuanian officers as the start of talks to open discussions on the application of the demarcation line in the neutral zone as discussed by the League of Nations.

The French authorities confirmed that they had seized 12,000,000,000 paper marks from a train travelling from Berlin to Cologne.