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The Daily Colonist, January 24-27, 1915

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


The Daily Colonist, January 19-23, 1915

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The Daily Colonist, January 15-18, 1915

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The Daily Colonist, January 10-14, 1915

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The Daily Colonist, January 3-9, 1915

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The Daily Colonist, December 31, 1914

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

This will be the last of my daily updates from 100 years ago, as it was always my plan to stop when news of the Christmas Truce made it to this back-water end of the Empire, which it finally has. It's been too interesting reading history in this as-it-happens kind of way, so I expect to keep reading these century-old papers and will have the odd thing that is too interesting not to share....


The Daily Colonist, December 30, 1914

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

• More news from the raid on Cuxhaven
• The internment and persecution of "alien enemies" in Canada and Britain
• The first small bit of news that the Christmas Truce happened at all...


The Daily Colonist, December 29, 1914

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

No reports of the Christmas Truce yet. It's assumed that there was heavy fighting on Christmas Day, and the Christmas Day British raid on the German port of Cuxhaven is reported in detail. In other news:

• Two Canadians escape from the Tower of London
• Turkish outrages againt Christian Armenians
• American terrorists plotting to attack Vancouver
• Extensive fortifications around Paris completed
• Civilians in London warned to take cover during air-raids
• Things happening with the Italians in Albania that only make sense with historical hindsight
• Canadian soldiers shoot two Americans, and
• American fishermen in Alaska whine about Canadian competition.


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