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The Daily Colonist, August 15, 1914

News out of Victoria 100 years ago today:

  • Germany now fighting on two fronts.
  • Both Japan and Turkey expected to make formal declarations of war soon (the latter against Britain and the former with Britain).
  • "L.O.L. Public Meeting" - in 1914 L.O.L. meant "Loyal Orange Lodge"...

    The Daily Colonist, August 13, 1914

    News from Victoria 100 years ago today:

    • Map of the European war zone on the front page
    • Great editorial about how the Colonist will not print and will not pay the Associated Press for unverified, sensational stories, which goes on to pan the American press...

    The Daily Colonist, August 12, 1914

    News out of Victoria 100 years ago today:

    • "Blood Indians" [Kainai] offer money and man-power to serve the British Empire
    • $40,000 ear-marked for expansion of Victoria drill-hall
    • South Wellington destroyed by fire
    • ...

      The Daily Colonist, August 10, 1914

      #dailycolonist1914 - News from Victoria 100 years ago today:

      • Japan has dispatched ships. Japanese immigrants in Vancouver agree to support Canada and the British Empire.
      • The Ottoman Empire masses troops off the border of Bulgaria.
      • ...

        The Daily Colonist, August 9, 1914

        #dailycolonist1914 - This was a Sunday edition.

        • British expeditionary forces arrive in Belgium.
        • German and Austria threaten to declare war on Italy is they remain neutral (I could not help but head Zap Brannigan's voice when reading this.)
        • ...

          The Daily Colonist, August 8, 1914

          #dailycolonist1914 - News from Victoria 100 years ago today:

          • Mostly flag waving and propaganda today, very little news of substance
          • Maharajah of Nepal offers his army to British service, "The majority of his troops are of the Gurkha tribe, the most famous soldiers in India."
          • ...

          The Daily Colonist, August 7, 1914


          "Today's" news out of Victoria 100 years ago has some interesting tidbits:

          • Belgians down one of Germany's largest Zeppelins using "an especially designed gun for aircraft."
          • ...

          The Daily Colonist, August 6, 1914

          News out of Victoria 100 years ago today: 
          - Field Marshal Lord Kitchener is appointed Britain's Secretary of War. This is the guy Berlin, Ontario was renamed after.
          - Fighting in Belgium. German troops are repulsed by the Belgian army,
          - Anti-German riots and vandalism in Antwerp
          - The demonization of Germans continues with reporting of a Zeppelin attack in France "in violation of the rules of civilized warfare".

          The Daily Colonist, August 5, 1914

          News out of Victoria 100 years ago:
          - The paper is full of drum-beating patriotism. Almost every article is about Canadians lining up across the country to serve the Empire. 
          - Attached here is a little programme on just who's who in the war: 

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