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The Daily Colonist, December 9, 1914

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

  • Suspected spies escape from Ottawa to the United States
  • Noticed receive that aviator Earl Annelsley of County Down [North] Ireland, who had been missing in action for just over a month, was shot down and killed by Germans over Ostend.
  • Canada to produce a large volume of munitions for Allied Countries
  • Conflicting reports of Russian actions near Lodz, central Poland. Russians are claiming a strategic retreat rather than a loss.
  • Japanese have announced they will not be turning captured German territory in China over to China and will maintain military occupation of captured German islands in the Pacific [events that are significant in the build-up to WWII]
  • Army base a Petewawa is being converted to a concentration camp for enemy aliens, who will be put to work clearing brush and building roads.

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