Diary June 16, 1919

 German-British posts in Upper Silesia

In three uprisings between 1919 and 1921 the Poles tried to anticipate the referendum in Upper Silesia and annex the area, which is why common German-British posts had to secure the voting region.

World War One Diary for Monday, June 16, 1919:

France – Peace Process: Final Allied reply to German objections requires acceptance in 5 days; early League of Nations membership, Upper Silesia plebiscite and slight Polish frontier changes conceded. German plenipotentiaries return to Berlin. Clemenceau and Lloyd George oppose Foch’s plan of Main valley south Germany advance instead of march on Berlin; Foch’s aide Weygand rows with Clemenceau.
Hungary: Hungarians evacuate Czechoslovakia (until July 4) after Allied Supreme Council demand (June 15) and having declared Slovak Soviet Republic.
Austria: 8 killed in Vienna Communist riot.
Britain: ­Disabled ex-servicemen estimated at 720,000 pensionable, 350,000 eligible for re-training. Free export to Denmark allowed, food to unoccupied Germany, Poland and Balkans.


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