100 Years Ago – 31 July 1922

31 July 1922

Greece asked the allies for permission to occupy Constantinople (now known as Istanbul) as the only way to impose peace on the Turks. The allies responded saying that they were not in support of any occupation of the city.

Edward Grey, the former Foreign Secretary, said that there would be no security in Europe without the League of Nations, and he said that war reparations were necessary to deal with what he called the “European Problem”.

The Irish National forces made continued progress against the Irregular army, including winning back the town of Kilmallock.