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The Daily Colonist, August 17, 1914

The news from Victoria 100 years ago today:

  • Great story on French aerial bombing of German Zeppelin shed.
  • Analysis of the role of torpedoes and submarines as the most dangerous weapons of modern war...

The Daily Colonist, August 16, 1914

News out of Victoria 100 years ago today:

  • Panama Canal officially open (dateline Aug. 15)
  • Full-page retrospective on the War of 1812 in the Sunday pull-out
  • Great illustration of "A Garden-Party Frock" in the women's section Sunday pull-out
  • ...

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 14, 1914

    News from Victoria 100 years ago today:

    • A little reminder that some things have changed in a century: a German spy is caught releasing a carrier pigeon on a train from Antwerp.
    • The "500 young men" mentioned in Great Big Sea's 1997 song "The Recruiting Sergeant" sign up in Newfoundland. 
    • ...

    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 11, 1914

      #dailycolonist1914 - News from Victoria, 100 years ago today:

      • Warnings that large battles are imminent.
      • Chronology of the war so far printed 
      • Italy backing out of alliance with Germany and Austria, trying to remain neutral.
      • ...

        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."
            • ...

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