Sunday, January 13, 2013

Today -100: January 13, 1913: Of movies and peace talks


The Vatican bans motion pictures, even religious ones, from churches.

The Balkan War peace talks break up. The allies made maximalist demands on Turkey, but while Turkey was willing to give up huge swathes of land (and Crete), amounting, it points out, to four times as much land as the provinces of Alsace and Lorraine that France gave up to Germany in 1871, it draws the line at Adrianople, whose loss would leave Constantinople too exposed. Turkey also rather expected the great powers to do more to prevent the resumption of hostilities, which pose a threat of dragging everybody into an all-out European war.

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