GERMANY: Ruhr Evacuation

Aug. 15 is to be a red letter day for the Rhineland, for on that date the Franco-Belgian occupation of the Ruhr is to come to an end. On that date the last soldier leaves, in accordance with the terms accepted by the interested parties at the London Conference (TIME, Aug. 18, 1924, INTERNATIONAL).

Last week French and Belgian poilus sloped arms and marched off with the first flush of dawn from several important points. The inhabitants, finding alien troops conspicuous by their absence, grew wildly jubilant. Many steins of beer were consumed...

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