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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 20, 1914

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

• A conference of kings.
• Canadians deployed,
• News from all fronts,
• News from Duncan and the Cowichan Valley,
• An insight in the persecutions of "enemy aliens", and
• Editorials and in-depth articles recapping the causes of the war and the predicament and valour of Belgium.
• ...plus some ads that I liked...


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 18, 1914

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

News of the shelling of the English coast dominates the front page again, but not as entirely as yesterday. Other news includes news from the Russian Front, details on the recent naval battle off the Falkland Islands, news about Egypt, and some local war-related news. There are also a couple conservative editorials from this day in 1914 that are completely relevant today that put what the Conservative Party of Canada and Tea Party Republicans try to pass off these days as "conservative" to shame.


The Daily Colonist, December 17, 1914

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

BIG deal today: "For the first time in centuries, England has been stuck by a foe." German ships shelled the English ports of Scarborough, Whitby and Hartlepool yesterday. The entire front page is devoted to it, with pictures of the three towns, including the famous Whitby Abbey that was the inspiration for Carfax Abbery in Bram Stoker's novel Dracula.

Other news includes: Liberia breaching neutrality, news from the front, Ottoman outrages, and local business promotion that is even more relevant today than it was a century ago.


The Daily Colonist, December 16, 1914

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

A quick skim over the headlines would have you thinking the war was going extremely well for the Allies, but the details of the articles paint a more complicated picture...


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...


The Daily Colonist, December 13, 1914

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

Even though the usual weekly summary in the Children's section is missing today, there is still a lot of interesting stuff including:

• News of the official attempts to broker a Christmas truce,
• News from and about the Panama Canal,
• Prevention of a smallpox outbreak in California,
• News from the front and the high-seas,
• An article by famous sculptor Auguste Rodin,
• Ads and ad illustrations that caught my including one explaining exactly how many jobs would be generated if people didn't buy imported buttons.


The Daily Colonist, December 12, 1914

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

• Germans push forward near Ypres, but are pushed back again. "Upon the rest of the front there is nothing important to report."
• Man injured near Duncan during construction of the E & N Railway is awarded $5,000 in damages.
• Ten twelve-ton steel trusses are put in place for the roof of the Bay Street Armoury are put in place without mishap [My brief time in the Reserves was with the 11th Med. out of they Bay Street Armoury, and I was sworn-in in this building.]
• "Film Plays [movies] Prove Very Popular" - Royal Victoria Theatre has decided to show movies during all vacant times not booked for live theatre. [My parents met in a line for a movie at this theatre]


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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