100 Years Ago – 14 May 1920

14 May 1920

Conversations between David Lloyd George, the British Prime Minister, and Alexandre Millerand, the French Prime Minister, began in Hythe to debate the forthcoming Spa Conference. This conference was held between 5 and 16 July 1920 and was between the Supreme War Council (representatives of Britain, France, Italy, the US and Japan) and the Weimar Republic.

The crisis in Ireland continued, with Sinn Fein members attacking police barracks and tax offices in Ulster. A Minor Canon intervened in Downpatrick and was shot in the thigh by the raiders.

The media reported that the Poles had resisted further attacks by Bolshevik troops in the area around Kiev.