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Diary June 23, 1919

Treaty of Versailles
The transcript of the Treaty of Versailles later sold in Britain.
World War One Diary for Monday, June 23, 1919:


France – Peace Process: Mr Haniel indicates (25 minutes before ultimatum expires) Germany will sign under protest after delay refused. Germany ­Soldiers burn captured French 1870-71 flags in Berlin.
Britain: Revised Household Fuel and Lighting 1918 Order increases coal allowance. 450,000 cotton spinners strike (until July 12) wins 30% pay rise and 48-hour week.
Siberia: Kolchak cables Regent Mannerheim in Finland begging attack on Petrograd, but not willing to recognize independent Finland.

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