Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Today -100: May 8, 1918: Of censures, treaties, and pacifists


Nicaragua declares war on Germany, Austria, et al. 20 countries are now at war with Germany. Which seems like a lot until you realize one of them is Nicaragua.

Liberal former Prime Minister H.H. Asquith moves a resolution of censure on Liberal current Prime Minister David Lloyd George’s government relating to a letter by Gen. Sir Frederick Barton Maurice that appeared in the Times yesterday accusing Lloyd George of lying when he told Parliament a month ago that the number of troops on the Western Front was at an all-time high. The government will fall if it loses this vote, and Asquith is ready – ready, I tell you! – to take over again.

Romania signs the peace treaty forced on it by being, you know, defeated and occupied by Germany. Somehow, though, it will manage not to ratify it before the war ends.

Headline of the Day -100: 


Pastor Charles Wagner of Paris, a little unclear on the concept of “pacifist.”


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