100 Years Ago – 5 August 1922

5 August 1922

The national troops in Ireland continued on their march to Cork, capturing the town of Tralee from the Irregulars.

Herbert Asquith, the Leader of the Liberal Party, said in a speech to the Liberal Summer Club at Oxford: “More than two and a half years ago, I warned the electors and the country that in forecasting and budgeting for the future they would be prudent, as a matter not of sentiment but of business, to write off from our potential assets advances which we had made during the war to our European allies. Mr Lloyd George declared that my speech was most unhelpful. Unhelpful to him or to what?”