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What Is Now At Stake In Europe 
Text  Stewart, Herbert L., What Is Now At Stake In Europe, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1941), 13 Mar 1941, 402-418  First, paying honour to one of Toronto's sons, Flight-Lieutenant Lawrence Wilkins Skey, the first Toronto pilot to win the Distinguished Flying Cross, and some words from him. The time, as Mr. Churchill has said, to act rather than to speak. The need to exchange thought frequently and earnestly,...
Opening Meeting, Season 1954-55 
Text  Pike, Rev. Canon V.J., Opening Meeting, Season 1954-55, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1955), 7 Oct 1954, 6-15  Some details of the speaker's job, offering a picture of the commitments of the British Army within the Empire and within the Commonwealth of Nations. Conceiving of Russia as a great kind of volcano that might erupt at any time or any place with all around the circumference the Armed Forces of the...
What Next In Ireland? 
Text  Tarr, Dr. E.J., What Next In Ireland?, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1938), 4 Nov 1937, 65-77  Why this particular subject was chosen by the speaker. Some recent facts about the background to the problems in Ireland, from 1914. The Home Rule Bill and its effects. The moral position of De Valera and the repudiation of the land annuities. The speaker's experiences in Dublin, arriving just a...
Embattled Britain 
Text  Johnson, Edwin S., Embattled Britain, 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...
Britain in the Third Year 
Text  Drew, Lieutenant-Colonel George A., Britain in the Third Year, 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...
The Secret of the Spirit of Britain 
Text  Birkett, Sir Norman, The Secret of the Spirit of Britain, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1942), 16 Sep 1941, 25-38  A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club. Reference to the loss of the Empress of Britain, and the speaker's recent trip to Canada by air. The speaker coming from a country which has been at war for two years. The situation in Britain with regard to the war, its people,...
Winged Warfare Over Britain 
Text  Bishop, Air Marshal William A. (Billy), Winged Warfare Over Britain, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1941), 7 Nov 1940, 167-178  A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and the Canadian Club. The speaker's recent flight across the Atlantic. The civilian population in England and how they are coping. Bomb damage. An illustrative anecdote of the British attitude and courage in this time of danger. The speaker's flight in...
Yesterday and To-day in America 
Text  Goggin, Victor, Yesterday and To-day in America, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1941), 19 Oct 1940, 129-147  The speaker addresses us as a resident of the United States, voicing what he believes to be a cross-section of the opinion of the man on the street. Some recent history from the last quarter of a century, from 1914. Looking at the composition of the population of the United States. Influences of...
What Is The British Point of View 
Text  Mess, Lieutenant-Colonel James, What Is The British Point of View, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1939), 12 Jan 1939, 171-183  Reaching conclusions and interpreting news of international importance without too much criticism of the actions of our Mother Country, although our independent Canadian spirit demands that we criticize. Doing so intelligently. The problem of translating the international situation from the...
Hitler's Demands: How Britain Meets Them 
Text  Ratcliffe, S.K., Hitler's Demands: How Britain Meets Them, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1938), 13 Jan 1938, 170-181  Some introductory comments about the general world outlook. 1937 as a year of multiple troubles and anxieties. 1938 to tell us the direction in which the world is travelling: how the decision in Spain will go; what is likely to happen in the new imperial adventure of Italy in North Africa; what...
English Landscape and Personality 
Text  Lindsay, the Right Honourable Sir Ronald, English Landscape and Personality, 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...
Federal India 
Text  Elliott, Dr. W.Y., Federal India, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1932), 21 Jan 1932, 16-29  India's faith. The reforms in India. The commitment by the British Raj to the effort of uniting India in some such federal form as has been imposed on two or three of the greatest of the British Dominions. That effort as the most crucial test that has ever been made of the power of the Empire to...
An American View of Britain 
Text  Fairbanks, Douglas, An American View of Britain, 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...
Experience on an Atlantic Convoy 
Text  Hincks, Clarence M., Experience on an Atlantic Convoy, 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...
The Men Who Saved England 
Text  Williams, Valentine, The Men Who Saved England, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1931), 15 Oct 1931, 212-221  Word-pictures of the men who saved England, beginning with King George who took the lead in forming the National ministry. The monarchy in England under the constitution. A detailed description of the King, his position, personality and activities. A discussion of Mr. Ramsay MacDonald, beginning...
The Old Country Carries On 
Text  Wrench, Sir Evelyn, The Old Country Carries On, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1941), 19 Sep 1940, 81-96  Some introductory remarks about Canada and the spirit of unity the speaker has seen during his current visit. The journey from London. Looking at England from the outside. The unity and spirit of the British people. Everyone pulling their weight, trying to help in every way they possibly can, from...
St. George Meets New Dragons 
Text  Sanderson, C.R., St. George Meets New Dragons, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1946), 13 Dec 1945, 152-166  Why the British book practically disappeared from the Canadian market during the war. The stimulus this gave to Canadian book publishing. The delegation to Britain, in which the speaker took part, and its dual purpose: to discuss with the British publishers what could be done to ensure the...
What I Have Seen Over There and Over Here 
Text  Baxter, A. Beverley, What I Have Seen Over There and Over Here, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1942), 6 Oct 1941, 54-69  A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club. The trip from Britain to Canada. Going back again in a few days. The unity and spirit and laughter in Britain, and their profound effect upon the war. Impressions from Britain and the British. Significant changes happening in...
A Battalion Commander's Experience in the First Year of the War 
Text  Haldenby, Brigadier Eric W., A Battalion Commander's Experience in the First Year of the War, 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...
India's Fight For Freedom 
Text  Singh, Anup, India's Fight For Freedom, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1938), 17 Mar 1938, 304-320  Two things about world events of the past few years that stand out in the speaker's mind: the fact that the ordinary processes of government the world had evolved and was getting accustomed to are being discarded; the fact that we seem to be caught absolutely unaware in the rapidly shifting scenes...
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