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The Daily Colonist, October 24, 1914

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

  • Headline "Little Ground Gained or Lost" sums up progress on the Western front. However, the article includes story of a foiled attempt to lead a British ammunition convoy into an ambush that is rather interesting.
  • More praise for British troops from India, this time from the Italian foreign office in Berlin, who also go on to condemn "French black troops from Senegal" as "bloodthirsty".
  • Two Sikhs arrested in Vancouver for "conspiring to procure persons to murder other persons".
  • German aeroplanes chased away from Paris by French aeroplanes.
  • Germans have developed a way to launch torpedoes from Zeppelins and plan to use the new technology in naval attacks on the North Sea.
  • Details of the shoot-out with Sedro-Woolley bank robbers.
  • Further negotiations to secure preferential lumber trade with Australia.

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