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The Daily Colonist, September 26, 1914

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

• Three British cruisers sunk by a German submarine in the North Sea, 1,460 dead.
• German use of electric searchlights detailed
• [The "Evil subhuman Huns" propaganda machine is in full swing]
• Genuine signs that things are serious...
• Ads that caught my eye.


The Daily Colonist, September 25, 1914

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

• [Airplanes you just don't ever see in the movies about WWI]
• Germans faking surrender
• Details of life on the front


The Daily Colonist, September 24, 1914

News out of Victoria, British Columbia, 100 years ago today


The Daily Colonist, September 23, 1914

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

The articles and ads that caught my eye today:

• Canadians keen to be dispatched to front
• Serbian army captures Sarajevo
• Italian saber-rattling
• [Meanwhile, on the moon]
• Smart shoes, sweaters for fall, and good advice in today's ads...


The Daily Colonist, September 22, 1914

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

• British troops dispatched to China,
• Demonstrations in Italy,
• Nietzsche blamed for everything,
• More...


The Daily Colonist, September 20, 1914

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

It's Sunday in 1914, and there are some interesting things in the paper and the magazine section today, both from a 1914 point of view and a 2014 point of view:


The Daily Colonist, September 19, 1914

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

• Aeroplane over Antwerp, "escaped in the direction of Wilryck"
• Government of Britain decides to cancel pension to cousin of Queen Victoria living in Germany.
• Mention that "German's Trenches Are Formidable"
• Notices for Germans and Austrio-Hungarians to register are multiplying.
• Ads that caught my eye.


The Daily Colonist, September 18, 1914

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

• Tensions rising between Germany and Italy
• Chinese immigration curtailed
• more news and some advertising excerpts...


The Daily Colonist, September 17, 1914

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

• Rheims retaken, Germans pushed well back from Paris
• 40,000 Canadians to fight overseas
• Black-out regulations for London questioned
• Cowichan Fall Fair
• Hilarious attempt to market American beer


The Daily Colonist, September 16, 1914

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

News from the European fronts continues to be more of the same. The Germans are in retreat and the Austrians are in disarray. Most of the news is about the German push toward Paris being a failure, but no real details and virtually nothing new since yesterday.

• Austrians drafting younger men
• Canada sending cavalry
• Financial cost of the war
• Irish independence postponed
• Ukrainian interment picking up steam
• Records replacing cylinders


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