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The Daily Colonist, April 6-12, 1915

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

The general buzz this week is on Russian advances in the Carpathian Mountains. The articles are all short on specifics, even in comparison to the heavily censored news from the Western Front, as all the news from the Eastern European theatre seem to be, so none of them were really worth "clipping". Suffice to say that the Russians have advanced through at least two Carpathian passes into Hungarian territory. The more interesting articles and advertisements from this week follow:


The Daily Colonist, March 30-April 5, 1915

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Stories of German submarines sinking British merchant ships without allowing the crews and passengers to get to lifeboats dominate the paper this week. I've only made a couple of small selections on this subject to get at the gist of it, but it is a big deal nonetheless, and a very important milestone in the shift from ancient warfare to the brutal nature of modern warfare.


The Daily Colonist, March 20-29, 1915

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The Daily Colonist, March 9-19, 1915

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I've been busy with some other projects so while I try to keep things under a week at a time, this update covers 10 days. In general the war in Europe is unchanged on both fronts. The first Canadian contingent is in combat and there are stories from the front. A combined Anglo-French fleet is making its way up the Dardanelles toward Constantinople (Istanbul). The Mexican civil war is still going without any big news.

One article this week is particularly interesting from today's context: a story on an "Armed Secret Society of Foreigners" operating in Ontario.


The Daily Colonist, February 20-26, 1915

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

  • Saturday, February 20, 1915
    • [On the build-up to WWII] Japanese territorial demands alarm the Chinese government.
    • A couple of rental ads for homes in Victoria and farm-land in and around the area.
    • Large, quarter-page ad for the first Victoria showing of the new Dodge Brothers motor car [1915 was the first year Dodge, founded in 1900 and up to this point just a parts manufacturer for other companies, made their own vehicle].

       


The Daily Colonist, February 12-19, 1915

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The Daily Colonist, February 6-11, 1915

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The Daily Colonist, February 1-5, 1915

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Excluding the news of a Zeppelin attack on London, it is impossible to look at the events of this week outside of the context of the tyrannical fear-mongering of the Harper government and bill C-51. It can be plainly seen by these articles from a century ago that things are not any more or less dangerous and all that is happening is a profound step backwards toward a time when people, like my great-grandparents, were forced to register with the police and report regularly on the threat of being packed away to forced labour camps simply for the crime of having been born in the wrong country.


The Daily Colonist, January 28-31, 1915

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The Daily Colonist, January 24-27, 1915

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