100 Years Ago – 10 April 1922

10 April 1922

David Lloyd George, the Prime Minister, arrived at the start of the Genoa Conference which he had called for, with the aim of resolving the growing financial problems being faced across Europe.

Michael Collins, the Irish Republican, warned that unless there was an immediate change in tactics then it looked inevitable that a civil war would begin in Ireland.

An attempt was made to derail a train that carried Michael Collins whilst he was travelling between Dublin and Wexford. Rumours about the sabotage had leaked before the event and Collins had instead boarded an earlier train.

The death of Erich von Falkenhayn was announced, who had served as the Chief of the German Great General Staff between 1914 and 1916.