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The Daily Colonist, February 20-26, 1915

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#dailycolonist1915 - The news out of Victoria, British Columbia, 100 years ago:

  • Saturday, February 20, 1915
    • [On the build-up to WWII] Japanese territorial demands alarm the Chinese government.
    • A couple of rental ads for homes in Victoria and farm-land in and around the area.
    • Large, quarter-page ad for the first Victoria showing of the new Dodge Brothers motor car [1915 was the first year Dodge, founded in 1900 and up to this point just a parts manufacturer for other companies, made their own vehicle].


  • Sunday, February 21, 1915
    • Map of the Russian front featured on the front page.
    • Article on the innovative use of X-rays by British contraband inspectors in examining cargo to prevent weapons smuggling from the United States to German. 
    • Another 4-page spread on "The British Army at War" [This time I haven't reproduced the whole spread, just a map of the British Empire.]
  • Monday, February 22, 1915
    • [no paper on Mondays]
  • Tuesday, February 23, 1915
    • An article on the new high-tech mapping technique of taking photographs from aeroplanes. 
  • Wednesday, February 24 and Thursday, February 25, 1915
    • [nothing I found noteworthy]
  • Friday, February 26, 1915
    • The British and French governments announce that they will be blockading German East Africa [Tanzania] starting February 28. Neutral ships will be given a four-day grace to leave the area. 

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