100 Years Ago – 29 April 1920

100 Years Ago – 29 April 1920

Viscount Peel announced in the House of Lords that out of 3,076 death sentences passed on men in the forces from August 1914 until December 2019, only 343 were carried out.

The Spanish Cabinet resigned, with Manuel Allendesalazar resigning as the Prime Minister on 5 May 1920, being replaced by Eduardo Dato.

A number of British traders complained that new restrictions by the French on imports into the country were causing them financial harm. The Government asked the French whether some exemptions could be given to British traders, with the British Chamber of Commerce saying that the situation was “grave”.