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The Daily Colonist, October 1–31, 1915

#dailycolonist1915 #WWI - The news out of Victoria, British Columbia, 100 years ago:

Drug runners, whalers, pirates, propaganda, protests, Zeppelin attacks, giant telescopes, darkest Africa, Hallowe'en haunted houses, murder and atrocities are just a few of the things I've picked out from October 1915.


The Daily Colonist, September 14–30, 1915

#dailycolonist1915 #WWI - The news our of Victoria, British Columbia, 100 years ago:

In this update: Zeppelins, conspiracy theory (1915 style), propaganda, genocide, fall fashions, exploration and discovery in the far north, a major allied offensive on the western front and more.


The Daily Colonist, August 12–September 13, 1915

#dailycolonist1915 #WWI - The news out of Victoria, British Columbia, 100 years ago:

In an effort to catch up to being exactly one hundred years ago, this update covers just over a month. There is a lot in this update even though I restricted myself to just one article per day.


The Daily Colonist, August 3–11, 1915

#dailycolonist1915 #WWI - The news out of Victoria, British Columbia, 100 years ago. 

German savagery and terrorism, the anniversary of the British Empire declaring war, fall of Warsaw, American occupation of Haiti, and the creation of the Revelstoke internment camp. [I planned to cover more days in this installment, but the Internet Archive is down for maintenance today.]


The Daily Colonist, July 29–August 2, 1915

#dailycolonist1915 - The news out of Victoria, British Columbia, 100 years ago.

Honours for the Canadian Prime Minister, genocide in Syria, new and horrible war technologies, a famous electric chair execution, legal haggling over Kits Point, progress on the world's largest telescope, news of a good whaling season, Victoria man's body killed in the sinking of the Lusitania recovered in Ireland, and amazing entertainment at the Pantages.  


The Daily Colonist, July 15–28, 1915

#dailycolonist1915 - The news out of Victoria, British Columbia, 100 years ago.

A big update as I try to catch up, ending on the anniversary of the event the started the war.


The Daily Colonist, July 8–12, 1915

#dailycolonist1915 - The news out of Victoria, British Columbia, 100 years ago:

There are several interesting things this week including, terrorists in New York, a renewed German offensive, the fall of German Southwest Africa, the reply to the American note on the sinking of the Lusitania and the expansion of Canadian forces as the casualty list rises. 


The Daily Colonist, July 7, 1915

#dailycolonist1915 - The news out of Victoria, British Columbia, 100 years ago: the appalling horrors of war in Gallipoli and a gruesome death on the Malahat....


The Daily Colonist, July 6, 1915

#dailycolonst1915 - The news out of Victoria, British Columbia, 100 years ago:

I have fallen behind in my "news" from the last century, so I am going to change the way I've been doing this. Instead of week-at-a-time updates, I am going to do as much as I can when I can until I have caught up to the current date. That might mean just one small update like this one, several small ones in one day, or several days in one update if I have a good chunk of time to work with.


The Daily Colonist, June 29–July 5, 1915

#dailycolonist1915 - The news out of Victoria, British Columbia, 100 years ago.

No significant changes on any front this week. The news from the front is repetitive and it seems the editors are aware that. no matter how important the war may be, vague tales of a few yards gained here, a few yards lost there, aren't holding the public interest and so there are more stories of local interest. It is mostly stories of the Ukrainian internment (as it is now known) and the terrorist bombings in Windsor that caught my attention this week. The stories on the Ukrainian internment are especially relevant now because the new "Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act" (previously Bill C-24) that allows for the stripping of Canadian citizenship from people who hold or are eligible to hold a second citizenship makes what went on in the internments of WWI entirely possible again.


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