100 Years Ago – 8 August 1922

8 August 1922

David Lloyd George, the Prime Minister, said that if Germany failed to meet the commitments to pay war reparations then the concern would be to all the Allies, not just to one or two countries. He said that the French had suffered more grievously than any of the Allies, other than Russia, but he said that the British claim to reparations was just as great as the French claim. He added that the failure of Germany was affecting all of the Allies, in what was seen as a rebuke to comments made by Raymond Poincaré, the French Prime Minister.

The Irish National troops captured the town of Listowel from the Irregulars.