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The Daily Colonist, November 11, 1914

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

At this point in 1914 the war is 3½ months old and virtually no one has any idea that there will be another four full years of absolute horror to come. Remember that we are talking about 16,000,000 people dying and another 20,000,000 being injured, many horrifically, for the sake of a handful of cousins using the excuse of 2 murders to steal land and resources from each-other and everyone else. Remember the gory truth not the "glory" and ask yourself "what for?", lest ye forget.

  • Front and centre, between war stories, is King George V's praise for the "pluck" of the British expeditionary forces. 
  • Tale of a French cruiser, the Waldeck-Rousseau, that fought off, simultaneously, an aeroplane, two submarines and a destroyer.
  • German occupying force threatens to block the distribution of food sent as humanitarian aid to Belgians left destitute by the war.
  • 800 horses burned alive in a fire on a transport ship carrying the animals to France to be used in the war.
  • Large feature on the culture, art and architecture of Belgium.