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The Daily Colonist, August 27, 1914

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

  • Lots of drum-beating, flag-waving stories about troops dispatching from Victoria and Vancouver
  • Speculation about Turkey [Ottoman Empire] joining the war
  • British holding their line, German defeats, Russian and Serbian victories
  • Great little article that in summary says "our propaganda is truth, Germany's propaganda is all bizarre lies."
  • Some interesting ads - while many things are better now, some are not - Canada Life Assurance promises not to raise life insurance premiums and defer billing for current policies held by anyone signing up for military service. Imagine a financial institution being that ethical today! And then there is fashion, which was decidedly better then: New fall hats at Finch & Finch, with a wonderful illustration.