100 Years Ago

NEWS FROM 100 YEARS AGO : 8 October 1923

8 OCTOBER 1923

Gustav Stresemann, the Chancellor of Germany, made a statement in the Reichstag stating that he had been able to appoint a new Cabinet.

Raymond PoincarĂ©, the Prime Minister of France, speaking in Ligny-en-Barrois on the German crisis, said “the essential thing is to attain our ends, and we shall attain them”. Answering a question on the difference of opinion between the French and British on the subject of the Ruhr Valley occupation, he stated that he did not believe that there was any substantial difference.

Divers were sent to Redding Colliery in the hope that they could get food to those still entombed in the mine.