100 Years Ago – 30 April 1922

30 April 1922

It was confirmed that Horatio Bottomley, the Liberal MP for Hackney South, was committed for trial at Bow Street Police Court due to his part in the fraudulent conversion of subscriptions to the Victory Bond Club. Bottomley denied stealing from soldiers and their families, saying that the charges against him were entirely false.

It was announced that agreement had been made to launch a postal service by air between Berlin and Moscow.

Efforts to reach peace at the Irish Peace Conference in Dublin failed, with disagreements continuing between Michael Collins and Eamon de Valera.