100 Years Ago – 13 March 1921

13 March 1921

It was reported that unless clemency was decided on by the British authorities that six IRA men would be executed in Mountjoy Prison in Dublin. Thomas Whelan and five others were sentenced to death by a court martial following incidents that took place on what became known as Red Sunday.

The German Reichstag voted by 268 votes to 49 votes to reject the proposals made by Allies on war reparations. The German Government said that counter proposals would be made, but the Allies confirmed that the city of Essen had now been seized by their forces and a British battalion had arrived in Dusseldorf.