100 Years Ago – 6 August 1922

6 August 1922

The death of Charles Dickson, Lord Dickson was confirmed. He had been the Scottish Unionist MP for Glasgow Bridgeton between 1900 and 1906 and then the MP for Glasgow Central from 1909 until 1915.

The French Government said that they intended to take swift action following what they considered to be a lack of war reparations from Germany. The French said that they were suspending recognition of German credits and also suspending the restitution of German personal property in Alsace Lorraine.

The German Government said that their unemployment rate had fallen from 28,700 in June 1922 to 19,900 in July 1922. In the UK, unemployment had reached 1.36 million people.