Kitchener 1916

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7-13 Jan 1916: Coo-ee! Coo-ee! Coo-ee! Berlin!

They came from the land down under For days, Berliners prepared for the arrival of a group of touring Australian Cadets making their way through Canada and the US. They were part of their fledgling nation’s land defence, which required males aged 12-26 to take universal training, something onlookers at other stops noted and seemed […] Read more…


01-06 January 1916: Clang, clang, clang went the trolley

  Happy New Year! On to business Berliners welcomed 1916 with the usual democratic business: JE Hett was acclaimed for a second term as mayor and would preside over a 15-man council. Allegiances were known: roughly half the aldermen were with the Board of Trade and a quarter were aligned with the Labour and Trades […] Read more…

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