GERMANY: Cuno's Speech

Before a crowded Reichstag Chancellor Cuno, describing himself as " an honest merchant," made a speech, which, while it lacked the fire and brimstone of oratorical genius, was after all more a categorical denunciation of French "violence" in the Ruhr than an attempt to define German policy. He claimed that the French were acting against the Versailles Treaty devised by the other Powers; that the Rhineland High Commission had sold itself without restriction to the French. He said that he doubted whether France came into the Ruhr for reparations and that...

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