BC News: Albania 9th July 1914

From the Kelowna Record

In Revolution Ridden Albania

The western KR1914Jul09hemisphere is not alone in nursing a revolution in her midst as Europe is the scene of revolt as well.

The new King of Albania, Prince William of Wied, is having a difficult time in remaining on his throne.

Almost from the time he landed at Durazzo, the Albanian capital, strife and discord in the little kingdom has been rampant.

The photograph shows a company of sailors throwing up a temporary breastwork in front of the Italian legation in Durazzo before the last attack which the rebels made on the city.

In the Durazzo harbour are several foreign battleships which have landed marines and sailors in order to protect foreign property.

At one time the new King fled to safety aboard an Italian cruiser.


BC News: Sarajevo 02 July 1914

KR1914Jul02On the front page of the weekly Kelowna Record of the 2nd July 1914 a small column was reserved for the Sarajevo story.  Headline news that day was a story about a new creamery being opened which would help local farmers. The cricket and baseball scores were reported and the major story was about the council tackling the ‘noxious’ weeds in the city. Unlike British Newspapers, the front page carried the news as well as advertisements.

Kelowna is in British Columbia, many BC newspapers had closed by that time and very few are available in the archive : http://historicalnewspapers.library.ubc.ca

Young men working on the logging camps and sawmills of the Fernie district may not have noticed this story initially, and have no idea of the impact it would have, on many of their short lives.