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  • St. George and Merrie England
    Text  Brockington, Leonard W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1954), 22 Apr 1954, 322-341     Beginning with something typically British—talking about the weather. Talking about April and St. George being born on April 23rd, as was Shakespeare. Imagining being in Warwickshire in April. A detailed description of some St. George Day celebrations. A look at England and the English people. A lighthearted review, with many ...
    Text  Brockington, Leonard W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1954), 22 Apr 1954, 322-341   Beginning with something typically British—talking about the weather. Talking about April and St. George being born on April 23rd, as was Shakespeare. Imagining being in Warwickshire in April. A detailed ...
  • The Symbol of Admiralty Jurisdiction
    Text  Merriman, Right Honourable Sir (Frank) Boyd, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1936), 3 Sep 1935, 19-28     Some history and background to the High Court of the Admiralty. A detailed description of the silver oar and what it symbolizes.
    Text  Merriman, Right Honourable Sir (Frank) Boyd, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1936), 3 Sep 1935, 19-28   Some history and background to the High Court of the Admiralty. A detailed description of the silver oar and what it symbolizes.
  • 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 ...
  • Opening Meeting, Season 1954-55
    Text  Pike, Rev. Canon V.J., 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 ...
    Text  Pike, Rev. Canon V.J., 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 ...
  • To Britain and Return
    Text  Renison, Right Reverend Robert J., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1942), 6 Nov 1941, 117-129     The speaker's recent trip to Britain. The contrast between the trip there and return journey. The experience of flying the Atlantic in these days. A day in Bermuda. The speaker's impression of Britain. A description of London and how life has carried on. The British people. The character and sacrifice ...
    Text  Renison, Right Reverend Robert J., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1942), 6 Nov 1941, 117-129   The speaker's recent trip to Britain. The contrast between the trip there and return journey. The experience of flying the Atlantic in these days. A day in Bermuda. The speaker's ...
  • 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 ...
  • The Turning of the Tide of War
    Text  Wakefield, Dr. Russell, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1919), 10 Oct 1918, 311-322     Losses suffered by Canadians in the war. The great righteous and moral strength of this war on the part of the Allies. Great Britain's share in the war. The great social reconstruction which must take place after the war. Learning great moral lessons from the war in order that there ...
    Text  Wakefield, Dr. Russell, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1919), 10 Oct 1918, 311-322   Losses suffered by Canadians in the war. The great righteous and moral strength of this war on the part of the Allies. Great Britain's share in the war. The great ...
  • 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 ...
  • The Secret of the Spirit of Britain
    Text  Birkett, Sir Norman, 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 ...
    Text  Birkett, Sir Norman, 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 ...
  • A New Canadian's Impressions of Britain
    Text  Sclater, Dr. J.R.P., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1926), 23 Apr 1925, 220-233     The differing physical beauty of both Britain and Canada. A description of Britain through the eyes of the speaker. The wildness of Britain, particularly of Scotland. Cricket, and what that game means of Britain. Instances of the sporting spirit of Britain in British politics. The false talk that Britain is ...
    Text  Sclater, Dr. J.R.P., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1926), 23 Apr 1925, 220-233   The differing physical beauty of both Britain and Canada. A description of Britain through the eyes of the speaker. The wildness of Britain, particularly of Scotland. Cricket, and what that ...
  • 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 ...
  • Some Experiences as a Medical Officer with the Royal Army Medical Corps
    Text  Markowitz, Dr. Jacob, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1947), 17 Oct 1946, 27-41     What World War II was all about. World War II as a religious war. What we fought for: to establish the sanctity of the human personality; our right of free speech; the right to govern ourselves. Such principles peculiarly British, and how that is so. What the British have done ...
    Text  Markowitz, Dr. Jacob, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1947), 17 Oct 1946, 27-41   What World War II was all about. World War II as a religious war. What we fought for: to establish the sanctity of the human personality; our right of free ...
  • The Twentieth Century Crusade at Home and Abroad
    Text  Reade, John Collingwood, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1941), 24 Nov 1940, 148-157     The social revolution which began at the time of the depression of 1929 and will not be finished until some time after peace has been restored. The three great camps into which the world is now dividing itself: the Axis combination of Germany, Italy and Japan; the Democracies, or what ...
    Text  Reade, John Collingwood, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1941), 24 Nov 1940, 148-157   The social revolution which began at the time of the depression of 1929 and will not be finished until some time after peace has been restored. The three great camps ...
  • Training Britain's Youth
    Text  Stembridge, Jasper H., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1939), 2 Mar 1939, 270-281     Some words about education in general and geography in particular. How education has changed. The study of the reciprocal relationship between man and nature, with illustrative anecdote. The lack of knowledge in England about Canada. Our advantage over the dictatorship states. Canada's importance to the Empire. The amount of knowledge ...
    Text  Stembridge, Jasper H., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1939), 2 Mar 1939, 270-281   Some words about education in general and geography in particular. How education has changed. The study of the reciprocal relationship between man and nature, with illustrative anecdote. The lack of ...
  • Going On To The End
    Text  Philip, Percy James, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1945), 5 Oct 1944, 30-41     Reports on the war: a brief review of the speaker's previous addresses. The fight in the months ahead. Events over the last two months. The miracle that we have come through. Not having to give up our institutions and liberties. Being proud of our performance. How we are to do ...
    Text  Philip, Percy James, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1945), 5 Oct 1944, 30-41   Reports on the war: a brief review of the speaker's previous addresses. The fight in the months ahead. Events over the last two months. The miracle that we have come ...
  • There Are No Civilians In London
    Text  Dimsdale, Mrs. Marcus, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1941), 27 Feb 1941, 370-384     Some words about England before the war. The youth lost in the last war. Old men ruling England through the last crucial years before this war—old in vision. Signs of this that the speaker has seen in her own life. The Conservative Party machine in England. England regaining freedom under ...
    Text  Dimsdale, Mrs. Marcus, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1941), 27 Feb 1941, 370-384   Some words about England before the war. The youth lost in the last war. Old men ruling England through the last crucial years before this war—old in vision. Signs of ...
  • Federal India
    Text  Elliott, Dr. W.Y., 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 ...
    Text  Elliott, Dr. W.Y., 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • The Men Who Saved England
    Text  Williams, Valentine, 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 with an anecdote. A few ...
    Text  Williams, Valentine, 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 ...
  • St. George Meets New Dragons
    Text  Sanderson, C.R., 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 re-entry of ...
    Text  Sanderson, C.R., 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 ...
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