100 Years Ago – 29 March 1922

29 March 2022

Joseph Wirth, the Chancellor of Germany, said that the demands on his country to pay sums to the Reparations Commission were financially impossible.

James Craig, the Prime Minister of Northern Ireland, said “I wish to create an atmosphere that hatred should give way to reasonableness and a sense of proportion leading to peace. Let the whole people rally around their leaders, let us be no party to extremists. It is hard to forget some of the dreadful things that have been done, but let us think less of the wrongs of the past than of the great possibilities of the future”.

The London Conference on the Irish constitutional crisis began meeting at the Colonial Office.