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The Daily Colonist, November 25, 1914

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

  • Italian ministers confer on Italy's position in the war, still no official stance.
  • Portugal declares it will stand with France and Britain, if need be.
  • Story in German newspaper taken by Swiss to be a warning not to interfere with German troops should they enter Switzerland, and Switzerland vows to to defend itself, if need be.
  • A Vancouver man, originally from Wales, died of pneumonia in Canadian camp of Salisbury Plain and was buried in Wales.
  • About 80 interned "prisoners of war" relocated from Fort Garry, MB to Brandon, MB. 
  • Prior reports of Germans helping with food relief for Belgium are refuted by American relief workers. 
  • Report compares current desperate plight of Belgians to conditions during religious wars of the 16th century.
  • Amusing editorial on British slang terms
  • [And a reminder that there were still blank spots on the map in 1914] American polar explorer Donald B. McMillian returns from an expedition to locate "Crockerland", a large island or continent north of Grant Land [Ellismere Island] sighted by Robert E. Peary on his 1906 epedition, and reports that Crockerland does not exist.

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