Sun, 2015/06/28 - 11:20pm
#dailycolonist1915 - News out of Victoria, British Columbia, 100 years ago.
The bulk of the war lurches on. The Anglo-French push in the Dardanelles continues, German and Austrian forces make a little headway in repelling the Russians in Galacia, all the other fronts are pretty much as they have been for weeks. The American and Germans are tediously talking about the angry letters already exchanged and threatening more stern diplomacy.All the interesting things are more local, the tangential and trivial oddness that has been forgotten, including things that echo some current things because forgotten history really does get repeated.
Mon, 2014/12/01 - 7:56am
News out of Victoria, British Columbia, 100 years ago today:
• King George braves a stormy crossing of the Channel to visit the general headquarters of the British expeditionary force
• German troops being massed near Ypres [this is the beginning of the build-up to the Second Battle of Ypres, which will happen at the end of April 1915, where the Germans will first deploy chlorine gas and the Canadians will hold their position and become the first colonial force to beat a European power on European soil.]
• 38 men born in Germany and Austria who signed up and went overseas to fight for Canada and the British Empire are sent back to be interned for not having Canadian citizenship.
• Meanwhile, in the ancestral home of my paternal ancestors, Russian forces have penetrated the Carpathian Mountains in Galacia.
• A Canadian aviation corps is formed with 12 aeroplanes. 469 men have applied to be trained.
Sat, 2014/09/13 - 1:45pm
#dailycolonist1914 - This is too good not to give its own post. In the summary of the fighting in Galicia (a province of the Austrio-Hungarian Empire) the paper makes an aside to characterize the Galician people, saying that anyone who has...
Tue, 2014/09/02 - 8:22am
The news out of Victoria, British Columbia, 100 years ago today. As much as yesterday was a slow news day, today was a busy one. My selections are not a comprehensive account of what was interesting in today's paper....