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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.


The Daily Colonist, December 25, 1914

The news out of Victoria, British Columbia, 100 years ago today puts as bright a spin as possible on the day.

• Celebration of the a century of peace between Britain and the United States,
• Christmas announcements from the King and the provincial government,
• News of Christmas being celebrated in London and Berlin,
• Christmas dinner for Canadian troops in England,
• Some local news from Vancouver that is unintentionally comical,
• Many, many advertisers wishing people Merry Christmas, and
• Notice that there will be no paper tomorrow due to the holiday.


The Daily Colonist, December 22, 1914

News out of Victoria, British Columbia, 100 years ago today:

• News from the front,
• Afghanistan declares neutrality,
• British aviators bombing Zeppelin sheds in Belgium and the navy bombarding the coast of Belgium,
• Germans running low on resources,
• News of the internment of "alien enemies", and
• a few odd little things of a more local nature...


The Daily Colonist, December 19, 1914

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

The freaking-out over the German shelling of three English coastal cities is now over, and the news has returned to "normal". The news from the western front is the same—fighting near Ypres, British ships shelling the coast, all with gains and losses measured in yards. Meanwhile on the eastern fronts the news from Germany, Austria, Russia and Serbia is full of contradictions, with both sides claiming victories. The interesting news from abroad is what was exotic in 1914: technology, the Ottoman Empire and the Middle East, Africa, and the Far East. There are also some local stories "today" that are interesting.


The Daily Colonist, December 15, 1914

#dailycolonist1914 - The news out of Victoria, British Columbia, 100 years ago today with the threat of Zeppelins and submarines attacking England, Newfoundlanders' patriotism, "film plays", bank failures and annual reports, and more...


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The Daily Colonist, December 10, 1914

The news out of Victoria, British Columbia, 100 years ago today:

• Three German cruisers sunk in naval battle near Falkland Islands.
• Forces from British India take Kurna...
• Second article "Cheerful News for the Allies" restates the naval and Persian Gulf victories, continues with other news...
• Italy draws a line in the sand...
• Prince of Wales promoted to lieutenant.
• Picture of one of the German cruisers that was sunk.
• ...Russia is looking to purchase munitions from Japan.
• Main plant of Edison Company destroyed in fire...
• Interesting little 2-line filler article...
• Provincial government revokes licenses of "no less than nine" clubs in Vancouver...
• Canadian actress Mary Pickford signs record-breaking contract with Famous Players...


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