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The Daily Colonist, September 17, 1914

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

  • German lines, encroaching on Paris only a few days ago, have been pushed back beyond Rheims [Reims].
  • 40,000 Canadians already or soon to be overseas.
  • Germans not just "Huns" but "WORSE THAN HUNS"
  • Small controversy over value black-out rules in London as a safeguard against aerial attack vs. public safety of having the street lights lit.
  • Cowichan Fall Fair opens in Duncan
  • Beautiful and painfully sad attempt to sell German-style American lager (Budweiser) to ale-drinking Canadians. [I'm thinking the old joke about "Why is American beer like making love in a canoe?" is at least 100 years old.]