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  • An American View of Britain
    Text  Fairbanks, Douglas, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1965), 25 Mar 1965, 290-301     The purely private view of the speaker, of Britain today. A disclaimer as an expert. The dangers of generalizing. How Britain has often been perceived by others. Her more spectacular success stories. The peaceful transformation from an Empire into the modern Commonwealth as a tribute to the virility of its ...
    Text  Fairbanks, Douglas, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1965), 25 Mar 1965, 290-301   The purely private view of the speaker, of Britain today. A disclaimer as an expert. The dangers of generalizing. How Britain has often been perceived by others. Her more spectacular ...
  • A Battalion Commander's Experience in the First Year of the War
    Text  Haldenby, Brigadier Eric W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1941), 10 Oct 1940, 112-128     A very simple account of the first year of the war as experienced by a battalion commander in the First Canadian Division. Arrival on New Year's Eve in England. Stationing at Aldershot, the greatest military settlement in the world. Finding elaborate precautions for air-raids. Taking part in a review of ...
    Text  Haldenby, Brigadier Eric W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1941), 10 Oct 1940, 112-128   A very simple account of the first year of the war as experienced by a battalion commander in the First Canadian Division. Arrival on New Year's Eve in England. Stationing ...
  • Blinds Up In Britain
    Text  Snider, C.H.J., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1942), 8 Jan 1942, 199-212     This address introduces us to Tennyson's words describing waiting for a train at Coventry. The speaker offers us a modern-day view of waiting for a train at Coventry, during a bombing raid, in the mode of Tennyson. The description allows many subjects to be addressed, including the following. The damage ...
    Text  Snider, C.H.J., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1942), 8 Jan 1942, 199-212   This address introduces us to Tennyson's words describing waiting for a train at Coventry. The speaker offers us a modern-day view of waiting for a train at Coventry, during a ...
  • Britain and Canada—Brothers In Arms
    Text  Birkett, The Honourable Mr. Justice, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1943), 1 Jun 1942, 1-11     Reference to the thousand bombers that were over Cologne last night. Canadian soldiers in England. The British spirit. The Home Guard in Britain. Eleven campaigns fought during the last two and a half years by the armies of Britain and the Commonwealth. Axis propagandists and what they are saying. The ...
    Text  Birkett, The Honourable Mr. Justice, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1943), 1 Jun 1942, 1-11   Reference to the thousand bombers that were over Cologne last night. Canadian soldiers in England. The British spirit. The Home Guard in Britain. Eleven campaigns fought during the last two ...
  • Britain At War
    Text  Dent, J.M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1915), 15 Apr 1915, 156-165     A picture of the Homeland at this time. One or two cases which bear striking evidence to the long determination and preparation of Germany for the war in which they have involved the world. The inward life of England. The reaction of the English people when war was declared. A ...
    Text  Dent, J.M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1915), 15 Apr 1915, 156-165   A picture of the Homeland at this time. One or two cases which bear striking evidence to the long determination and preparation of Germany for the war in which they ...
  • Britain At War
    Text  Gardiner, George W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1919), 27 Sep 1918, 291-298     A story told to illustrate the organization of Germany. The only way to win this war. A consideration of the German organization in the matter of dyes on which the whole world depended. The German mind. The might of Britain and the heroic devotion of those men who were willing ...
    Text  Gardiner, George W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1919), 27 Sep 1918, 291-298   A story told to illustrate the organization of Germany. The only way to win this war. A consideration of the German organization in the matter of dyes on which the ...
  • Britain Faces Germany
    Text  Woodside, Willson, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1939), 1 Dec 1938, 138-152     The historical and long-standing intense colonial, commercial and naval rivalry between Germany and Britain. The extreme envy and hatred of Britain which has been growing up in Germany, and as exhibited during the Boer War. The question of peace or war in Europe a question between Germany and Britain. Two ...
    Text  Woodside, Willson, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1939), 1 Dec 1938, 138-152   The historical and long-standing intense colonial, commercial and naval rivalry between Germany and Britain. The extreme envy and hatred of Britain which has been growing up in Germany, and as ...
  • Britain Goes Over the Top
    Text  Drew, The Honourable George A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1955), 21 Oct 1954, 27-39     The meeting now taking place in Paris. The bright prospect of a European partnership, out of the discouragement which followed the repudiation of the European Defence Community plan. The unintentional result of the men in the Kremlin. The threat of Communist aggression demonstrating the need for unity. Bringing ancient enemies ...
    Text  Drew, The Honourable George A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1955), 21 Oct 1954, 27-39   The meeting now taking place in Paris. The bright prospect of a European partnership, out of the discouragement which followed the repudiation of the European Defence Community plan. The unintentional ...
  • Britain in India
    Text  Noon, Sir Firozkhan, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1939), 18 Oct 1938, 55-68     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club. Bringing before the public in Canada what India and its people are and what they mean to this great community of nations. The unfortunate impression by many that it is not possible for us all to work ...
    Text  Noon, Sir Firozkhan, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1939), 18 Oct 1938, 55-68   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club. Bringing before the public in Canada what India and its people are and what they mean to ...
  • Britain in the Third Year
    Text  Drew, Lieutenant-Colonel George A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1942), 30 Oct 1941, 102-116     The speaker's first address upon his return from Britain. Britain in the third year of the war. Some of the speaker's impressions of Britain, much of it untouched by the bombings. History as Britain's secret weapon, with incredible reserves of strength coming from a deep consciousness of a debt to ...
    Text  Drew, Lieutenant-Colonel George A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1942), 30 Oct 1941, 102-116   The speaker's first address upon his return from Britain. Britain in the third year of the war. Some of the speaker's impressions of Britain, much of it untouched by the ...
  • Britain Sees It Through
    Text  Drew, Lieut.-Colonel The Hon. George A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1944), 11 Jan 1944, 213-224     What Britain is like in the fifth year of war. A number of impressions from the speaker's visit. Signs of destruction less noticeable. Lots of buildings in need of repair and paint. First impressions that prove misleading. War as part of Londoner's daily life. A picture of Britain as the ...
    Text  Drew, Lieut.-Colonel The Hon. George A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1944), 11 Jan 1944, 213-224   What Britain is like in the fifth year of war. A number of impressions from the speaker's visit. Signs of destruction less noticeable. Lots of buildings in need of repair ...
  • Britain's Effort
    Text  Rowell, N.W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1917), 18 Jan 1917, 371-388     Britain's effort; the part which the United Kingdom itself has played in this great war struggle. The question which British statesmen had to face in the early stages of the war: "how could the free, peace-loving, commercial democracy of Great Britain be transformed into a powerful and effective fighting organization ...
    Text  Rowell, N.W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1917), 18 Jan 1917, 371-388   Britain's effort; the part which the United Kingdom itself has played in this great war struggle. The question which British statesmen had to face in the early stages of the ...
  • Britain's New Responsibilities
    Text  Davidson, Mrs. John F., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1936), 14 Nov 1935, 110-119     Ladies Day. Some personal background of the speaker, of events that influenced the person she became. Peace at the core of Britain's new responsibilities. A British election taking place today. A recapitulation of the early happenings in the Spring with intensified activity in Britain, members of the Foreign Staff being ...
    Text  Davidson, Mrs. John F., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1936), 14 Nov 1935, 110-119   Ladies Day. Some personal background of the speaker, of events that influenced the person she became. Peace at the core of Britain's new responsibilities. A British election taking place today. ...
  • Canada and Britain—The Invisible Links
    Text  Rogers, John, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1953), 23 Apr 1953, 329-340     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Toronto Board of Trade. Great Britain, Canada, and some of the possibilities which arise from the relations between the two countries. Numerous attempts made by a great variety of people to explain how Great Britain achieved the important position ...
    Text  Rogers, John, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1953), 23 Apr 1953, 329-340   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Toronto Board of Trade. Great Britain, Canada, and some of the possibilities which arise from the relations between the ...
  • Challenge of Our Time
    Text  Baillieu, The Lord, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1955), 28 Oct 1954, 40-55     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and the Toronto Branch of the English-Speaking Union. The English-Speaking Union. A brief picture of the personnel of the government of the Union. Raising funds for the Union. Attracting youth to the movement. Carrying the message to the factory door, to ...
    Text  Baillieu, The Lord, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1955), 28 Oct 1954, 40-55   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and the Toronto Branch of the English-Speaking Union. The English-Speaking Union. A brief picture of the personnel of the government of ...
  • The Commonwealth and Britain's Economic Recovery
    Text  Swinton, The Right Honourable The Viscount, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1955), 15 Oct 1954, 16-26     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. The "realization that together the countries of the Commonwealth and Empire have a strength and power for good, their own and other people's, far greater than any of us could enjoy in isolation." Relating some ...
    Text  Swinton, The Right Honourable The Viscount, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1955), 15 Oct 1954, 16-26   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. The "realization that together the countries of the Commonwealth and Empire have a strength and ...
  • Defence of Liberty—There and Here
    Text  MacDonald, Right Honourable Malcolm, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1942), 21 May 1941, 13-24     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club. The testing of the British Isles as never before. The heart of the people. An anecdote to illustrate the spirit of Britain, and its King: no doubts, no questionings, a certainty of the rightness of what they ...
    Text  MacDonald, Right Honourable Malcolm, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1942), 21 May 1941, 13-24   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club. The testing of the British Isles as never before. The heart of the people. An anecdote to ...
  • Embattled Britain
    Text  Johnson, Edwin S., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1941), 9 Jan 1941, 266-279     The recent bombing experienced by the people of the British Isles. The wanton destruction that is still going on. The British people and their courage, tenacity and calm determination. Resignation to a war of long duration. The speaker's recent experience in Britain where he has been bombed out of his ...
    Text  Johnson, Edwin S., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1941), 9 Jan 1941, 266-279   The recent bombing experienced by the people of the British Isles. The wanton destruction that is still going on. The British people and their courage, tenacity and calm determination. Resignation ...
  • English Landscape and Personality
    Text  Lindsay, the Right Honourable Sir Ronald, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1931), 6 May 1931, 152-159     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club. Some introductory comments about the British climate and weather. A physical, geographical and topographical picture of the English landscape, in some detail. The speaker's thought that there may exist a fair analogy between the political history and ...
    Text  Lindsay, the Right Honourable Sir Ronald, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1931), 6 May 1931, 152-159   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club. Some introductory comments about the British climate and weather. A physical, geographical and topographical picture of the ...
  • Experience on an Atlantic Convoy
    Text  Hincks, Clarence M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1942), 5 Mar 1942, 295-309     The speaker's mixed emotions on leaving Britain. The journey to Canada on a freighter. A history of the freighter. Submarine raids and five separate attacks during the journey. The experience of being torpedoed in a convoy. Establishing psychological immunity after a single night's experience. The way in which we humans ...
    Text  Hincks, Clarence M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1942), 5 Mar 1942, 295-309   The speaker's mixed emotions on leaving Britain. The journey to Canada on a freighter. A history of the freighter. Submarine raids and five separate attacks during the journey. The experience ...
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