100 Years Ago – 11 December 1920

11 December 1920

David Lloyd George, the Prime Minister, announced in the House of Commons that the Government intended to impose martial law to part of south-western Ireland which would include around 800,000 people. He added that he hoped a settlement would soon be found which would lead to peace in the region.

An explosion at the Senate in Bucharest killed the Cabinet Minister responsible for Public Works, as well as the city’s bishop, injuring numerous other political and religious figures.

Tokyo announced that 1,437 Japanese men had been killed in Siberia, with a further 586 dying from disease and another 1,522 wounded. The Japanese intervention in Siberia was to help the White Russian forces against the Bolshevik Red Army.