Back on track today after the holiday weekend. Porridge for breakfast, homemade soup for lunch, then beef, fried cabbage and mashed potatoes with added fried leeks and bacon for dinner. Rounded off with a blackberry crumble it was a lovely meal to come home to after a long walk around Prince’s Island Park downtown with my daughter. The fall colours are just stunning and we watched a brave soul surfing the mini-rapids on the river created by last year’s flood.
On to the happenings in The Calgary Herald on October 14th, 1914. Being a Saturday, there were 25 pages!
The war was obviously going well for the Allies and you can sense a feeling of optimism. Here are various headlines from the front page alone.
Riga’s Fall Frees Reds for Smash at East Prussia.
Jap Army of 150,000 Believed Cut Off in the Philipines.
British Drive Nearer Reich.
Yanks Press Deeper Into Aachen Rubble.
British Capture Island of Corfu.
For the Germans, however, the future didn’t look quite so promising.
Field Marshall Goering, quoted on German radio, warned the German people they were fighting for their very existence.
Further down there was an article stating that the ‘Nazis No Longer Fight As A Well Trained Army’.
As for what was happening in Canada…
Penicillin was now available in Canada for ‘every civilian needing it’.
A single engine RCAF plane rescued 17 US Fliers, whose plane had been damage in a severe storm in the Hudson Bay, and flew them 4,500 miles to Churchill, Manitoba.
Pilots from all over the world were trained at the Commonwealth Air Training Bases in Manitoba and Alberta during the war. If you’ve never had the opportunity to see the Canadian film For The Moment, starring Russell Crowe before he became a big star, you might want to check it out.