March 29, 1915 – British Chancellor Reveals Identity of Britain’s Three Main Enemies

On this day in history, the British Chancellor of the Exchequer David Lloyd George declared to a deputation of the Shipbuilding Employer’s Federation:

We are fighting Germany, Austria, and Drink, and so far as I can see, the greatest of these deadly foes is Drink.”

David Lloyd George

David Lloyd George

Thereafter he went on a campaign to enact prohibition of alcohol, convincing the King to set an example for the country by abstaining from all alcohol until the end of the war.

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