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The Daily Colonist, September 4, 1914

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

"Battle Front Quiet for Day" is the lead headline and the triple trend over the last few days of not disguising the horrors, front-page features of German atrocities, and an American spin on stories continues what appears to be a propaganda push aimed directly at the United States...


The Daily Colonist, September 3, 1914

News from Victoria, British Columbia, 100 years ago today. 

• Instead of an image of the front page, I'm leading off with an article that a certain Mrs. Goethals will find amusing: "Mrs. Goethals Arrested".
• Fantastic stories of a second Zeppelin attack on Antwerp, dog-fights over Paris, and other aerial conflicts [remembering that most people around here may not have even seen an aeroplane yet].
• Russia has renamed St. Petersburg to Petrograd and asked other cities with German names to Russianize..
• Lots more...


The Daily Colonist, September 2, 1914

The news out of Victoria, British Columbia, 100 years ago today. As much as yesterday was a slow news day, today was a busy one. My selections are not a comprehensive account of what was interesting in today's paper....


The Daily Colonist, September 1, 1914

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

• Really a pretty sparse news day. Almost everything is rehashing of previously published reports.
• There are more hints at the enormity of the death and destruction that is happening.
• More anxiety over whether Turkey will enter the war
• Report of the utter destruction behind German lines in Belgium
• Britain is starting to talk about a draft
• More calls for volunteers


The Daily Colonist, August 31, 1914

News from Victoria, British Columbia, 100 years ago today.

This is the last of the Monday extra editions, and it is pretty scant. It's one sheet of paper again. The two pages inside the fold are the same two-page map that was published in the Sunday magazine section and there is another large map taking up about a third of the last page. The front page is about one quarter image, so there is barely more than one page of news, and some of that is reprints and rehashing of old news. However, there are still some interesting things...


The Daily Colonist, August 30, 1914

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

Not much new to fill out the Sunday edition today. 

• A more in-depth report of the British attack on the German naval fortress of Heligoland that was first reported yesterday
• A two page map of Europe, presumably filler.
• Some news on troop movements into northwest France
• News that more Canadians will be shipping out, and calls for more volunteers
• More German atrocities tossed in here and there
• Interesting advice for men regarding "Mercenary Girlfriends" in the Sunday pull-out.
• Really interesting casual mention of how the Vikings "discovered America centuries before Columbus" - remembering that this paper is from 1914 and L'Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland was not discovered until 1960.


The Daily Colonist, August 29, 1914

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

• British ships battle Germans in the North Sea.
• First Canadian troops, Princess Patricia Light Infantry, leave for overseas from Montréal on White Star Line liner S.S. Megantic.
• Force of 5000 Germans overwhelms 700 British troops, survivors accuse Germans of using machine guns mouted on Red Cross wagons.
• Town of Malines [Mechelen], half way between Brussels and Antwerp, bombarded with heavy artillery by Germans.
• Germans reportedly blame friendly-fire incident on locals in reduce town of Louvain to ashes to as a cover-up.
• Coquitlam football team accused of cheating.


The Daily Colonist, August 28, 1914

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

• More troops shipping out of Victoria and Vancouver
• Fears that Antwerp Zeppelin attack may be repeated over London
• Full page of photos of volunteers shipping out
• British press trying to get war-time censorship relaxed


The Daily Colonist, August 27, 1914

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

• Lots of drum-beating, flag-waving stories about troops dispatching from Victoria and Vancouver
• Speculation about Turkey [Ottoman Empire] joining the war
• British holding their line, German defeats, Russian and Serbian victories
• Great little article that in summary says "our propaganda is truth, Germany's propaganda is all bizarre lies."
• Some interesting ads...


The Daily Colonist, August 26, 1914

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

  • Headlines and pictures of more troops dispatched from Victoria and Vancouver.
  • Japan and Austria officially at war.
  • First reporting of trench warfare...

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