The Daily Colonist, August 29, 1914
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#dailycolonist1914 - News out of Victoria, British Columbia, 100 years ago today:
- British ships battle Germans in the North Sea.
- First Canadian troops, Princess Patricia Light Infantry, leave for overseas from Montréal on White Star Line liner S.S. Megantic.
- Force of 5000 Germans overwhelms 700 British troops, survivors accuse Germans of using machine guns mouted on Red Cross wagons.
- Town of Malines [Mechelen], half way between Brussels and Antwerp, bombarded with heavy artillery by Germans.
- Germans reportedly blame friendly-fire incident on locals in reduce town of Louvain to ashes to as a cover-up.
- Coquitlam football team accused of cheating.