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The Daily Colonist, October 28, 1914

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#dailycolonist1914 - News out of Victoria, British Columbia, 100 years ago today.

  • Front page has pre-war pictures of French city of Lille, now all but leveled by the war.
  • Telegraph restrictions lightened. Messages may now be sent using any of several approved standard codes.
  • German forces routed by British Indian troops. German casualties estimated at ten times British losses (20,000 vs. 2,000).
  • Canada sells two ice breakers to Russia to keep White Sea port of Archangel open throughout winter (the White Sea is the inlet below the bulbous Russian peninsula to the east of Finland reached by sailing north over Scandinavia. Put another way, Archangel is more or less opposite St. Petersburg/Lenningrad/Petrograd on the neck of land that connects Scandinavia to the mainland.) This is necessary with the Baltic cut off by Germany and the Black Sea cut off by Turkey. 
  • Canada has barred all foreigners (i.e. not citizens of the British Empire) except citizens of the United States from entering Canada.
  • Ad for a sale on opera cloaks

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