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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...

The Daily Colonist, August 25, 1914

News out of Victoria, British Columbia, 100 years ago today. Once again, the most interesting stuff is not in the headlines, but in the a couple of tiny "filler" stories...


The Daily Colonist, August 24, 1914

News out of Victoria, British Columbia, 100 years ago today. Today's paper is the Monday "extra", and today's very slim. The first two pages have new news, but because that only represents one half of a full sheet of newsprint, the last to pages are all filler. Page three is made up completely of reprinted articles and the last page is another reprint of the map of Europe. But that first half-sheet is has a lot of content...


The Daily Colonist, August 23, 1914

News out of Victoria, British Columbia, 100 years ago today. August 23 was a Sunday, so this is the big Sunday paper with a pull-out section, but the really interesting stuff today is not the top headlines or the pull-out magazine articles, but several of the minor articles....


The Daily Colonist, August 22, 1914

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

  • Germans advance in Belgium, demand $40,000,000 "tax" from Belgium.
  • Belgian refugees reaching London, tales of long columns of German wounded.
  • List of Belgian cities involved in the war, with populations and fortification status.
  • Russian troops advancing in Austria
  • More anti-German propaganda...

The Daily Colonist, August 21, 1914

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

  • Germans enter Brussels unopposed, with Belgian army retreating to defend Antwerp.
  • Japanese demand that Germans vacate Tsing-Tau. Germany has two more days to reply to Japanese ultimatums.
  • Editorial on the Japanese ultimatum and German territory in China
  • ...

The Daily Colonist, August 20, 1914

The news out of Victoria, British Columbia, 100 years ago today:

  • Unanimous vote in parliament to support Imperial war effort
  • Pope Pious X dies, apparently "greif-stricken" by the war
  • Cowichan farmers allowed to sell "second rate" fruit...

The Daily Colonist, August 19, 1914

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

  • Fighting in nearby Waterloo forces Belgian government to abandon Brussels and move to Antwerp [where my maternal grandparents are living at the time, children of 10 and 14].
  • ...

The Daily Colonist, August 18, 1914

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

  • Dire news! Canadian tea supply down to a mere 3-week supply.
  • Story of French aviators from yesterday's paper reprinted. Reported altitudes are different.
  • Man loses four fingers on his right hand in construction of Hudson's Bay store on Douglas Street.
  • Not-so-subtle vilification of Germans continues...

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