100 Years Ago – 11 April 1922

11 April 1922

David Lloyd George, the British Prime Minister, said at the opening of the Genoa Conference that a sense of despair would sweep over the whole world if agreement couldn’t be reached between European nations, but a ray of confidence would illuminate the gloom that was resting on the spirit of mankind.

The London conference between 47 trade unions and employers to end the engineering strike didn’t reach a conclusion, with only general principles being discussed.