100 Years Ago – 29 December 1921

29 December 1921

David Lloyd George, the Prime Minister, said that he had gone as far as he could with regards to peace in Ireland, saying that it placed the country on equality with other states in the British Empire. He added that rejection or alteration of the Treaty would cause it to collapse and that if it was agreed, then the British Government would immediately start the handover of power to the Irish Provisional Government.

The Prince of Wales unveiled the Victoria Memorial in Calcutta (now Kolkata) which had taken 15 years to construct, with the capital of India having been moved to New Delhi in that time.

Media reports suggested that peace had returned to Egypt following a series of disturbances.

Lithuania rejected the proposals of the Council of the League of Nations in a bid to settle the Polish-Lithuanian dispute.

Lenin said at the Russian Soviet Congress that the country wanted peace, but they would call up every last man they could if military action was needed.