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  • Songs of the Fleet
    Text  Newbolt, Sir Henry, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1924), 22 Feb 1923, 67-79     The origins of the Song of the Fleet. Commentary on each of the songs. A detailed explication of the fifth and last song, the song of the Welcome Home of the dead who died overseas. Some words on independence with reference to Canada's relationship with the British Empire. How the ...
    Text  Newbolt, Sir Henry, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1924), 22 Feb 1923, 67-79   The origins of the Song of the Fleet. Commentary on each of the songs. A detailed explication of the fifth and last song, the song of the Welcome Home of ...
  • Some Reflections on the War
    Text  O'Ryan, Major-General John F., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1924), 9 Oct 1924, 249-262     Personal reminiscences and anecdotes of the war. Lessons of war. Friendly rivalries between allied armies in the war. The Canadians and Americans, credited with livening up the war. The spirit of humor injected into situation that would otherwise be worse than they really were, characteristic of the Canadians and the ...
    Text  O'Ryan, Major-General John F., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1924), 9 Oct 1924, 249-262   Personal reminiscences and anecdotes of the war. Lessons of war. Friendly rivalries between allied armies in the war. The Canadians and Americans, credited with livening up the war. The spirit ...
  • Canada and the United States
    Text  Van Dyke, Dr. Henry, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1920), 25 Oct 1919, 360-368     Ladies Day The proposed centenary of the hundred years of peace between the United States and the British Empire. A reading of some of the speaker's verse about war. The fighting that continues in Europe and Asia today. Doing our best to keep peace. Dealing with those who break the ...
    Text  Van Dyke, Dr. Henry, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1920), 25 Oct 1919, 360-368   Ladies Day The proposed centenary of the hundred years of peace between the United States and the British Empire. A reading of some of the speaker's verse about war. The ...
  • A Personal Confession of Faith
    Text  Brittain, Miss Vera, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1935), 30 Oct 1934, 81-98     The difficulty of talking in an impersonal way about one's own work and one's own views. What the speaker's book, "Testament of Youth" is all about. The book as an autobiography, not a novel. The impact of war on four young people. A synopsis of the events in the book. ...
    Text  Brittain, Miss Vera, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1935), 30 Oct 1934, 81-98   The difficulty of talking in an impersonal way about one's own work and one's own views. What the speaker's book, "Testament of Youth" is all about. The book as an ...
  • Would A Russo-Japanese War Be Another World War?
    Text  Lattimore, Owen, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1934), 22 Mar 1934, 499-512     A comparison of the present situation in the Far East with the situation in Europe in 1914. A situation now in the Far East which is much less clear. Canada's, like America's interest in the question of collective guarantees of world peace and the extending of international compacts for the ...
    Text  Lattimore, Owen, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1934), 22 Mar 1934, 499-512   A comparison of the present situation in the Far East with the situation in Europe in 1914. A situation now in the Far East which is much less clear. Canada's, ...
  • Experiences at the Front
    Text  Peat, Private, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1919), 7 May 1918, 235-240     Assuring "you fathers and brothers and cousins of those who are right now demonstrating the fact that chivalry and honor and nobility of character are in no sense dead, that no man can pass through such experiences without benefit to his soul qualities." The hellish conditions created by the exigencies ...
    Text  Peat, Private, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1919), 7 May 1918, 235-240   Assuring "you fathers and brothers and cousins of those who are right now demonstrating the fact that chivalry and honor and nobility of character are in no sense dead, that ...
  • A New Overseas Problem
    Text  Tory, Dr. Henry Marshall, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1919), 8 Nov 1917, 14-24     What may be done to assist our soldiers overseas through an educational programme. The speaker, sent overseas by the Y.M.C.A. for a close and intimate study of this question. The speaker's experience and findings. Reasons the speaker found that such a programme might be successful. A plan, divided into two ...
    Text  Tory, Dr. Henry Marshall, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1919), 8 Nov 1917, 14-24   What may be done to assist our soldiers overseas through an educational programme. The speaker, sent overseas by the Y.M.C.A. for a close and intimate study of this question. The ...
  • From the Heart of Things
    Text  Baxter, A. Beverley, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1938), 9 Sep 1937, 15-28     London as the heart-beat of the world. The situation in Europe taking a sinister and serious turn. A brief look at the history of Europe; the Treaty of Versailles; the League of Nations. The collapse of democracy in Europe and the rise of Hitler. How the situation created Hitler. Events ...
    Text  Baxter, A. Beverley, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1938), 9 Sep 1937, 15-28   London as the heart-beat of the world. The situation in Europe taking a sinister and serious turn. A brief look at the history of Europe; the Treaty of Versailles; the ...
  • Leviathan or Post-War Trends in Government and Business
    Text  Lougheed, W.F., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1948), 23 Oct 1947, 72-81     Shifting from a war-time to a peace-time footing. A presentation of what appears to be "one of two current political-economic conflicts—conflicts which must be resolved before we are to achieve the peace and prosperity so confidently referred to during the latter years of war, and so wistfully considered at the ...
    Text  Lougheed, W.F., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1948), 23 Oct 1947, 72-81   Shifting from a war-time to a peace-time footing. A presentation of what appears to be "one of two current political-economic conflicts—conflicts which must be resolved before we are to achieve ...
  • The Gospel of Peace
    Text  Harper, Dr. J.M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1915), 6 May 1915, 197-207     The need for the war that is on in Europe at the present moment to be fought out to a finish with the Hohenzollerns of Germany. The need to deal with the militant marauders of Germany as were the pirates and ruthless iconoclasts of old. Taking up the plea for ...
    Text  Harper, Dr. J.M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1915), 6 May 1915, 197-207   The need for the war that is on in Europe at the present moment to be fought out to a finish with the Hohenzollerns of Germany. The need to deal ...
  • War and Empire
    Text  Willison, Sir John, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1915), 2 Apr 1914, 182-190     Comments about imperialism, about war, about human nature. The truth now as always, that peace comes by power and not by preaching. The Asquith Government in Great Britain as the most radical and the most peace loving government that ever has held office in the Old Country. Pledges with which ...
    Text  Willison, Sir John, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1915), 2 Apr 1914, 182-190   Comments about imperialism, about war, about human nature. The truth now as always, that peace comes by power and not by preaching. The Asquith Government in Great Britain as the ...
  • Peace Among the Nations
    Text  Logan, Honourable M.M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1931), 28 Feb 1930, 80-89     The biggest problem in the world today the working out of plans that will ensure peace, permanent and honourable peace, among the nations. Canada and the United States as living examples of peace. A discussion of war and peace. No resort to war at the zenith of civilization. Society imperfect ...
    Text  Logan, Honourable M.M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1931), 28 Feb 1930, 80-89   The biggest problem in the world today the working out of plans that will ensure peace, permanent and honourable peace, among the nations. Canada and the United States as living ...
  • What Is The Cause of War?
    Text  Strachey, John, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1935), 24 Jan 1935, 216-228     The causes of modern war, I.e., what seems to have caused the last war and what the speaker is bound to say seems so very rapidly to be about to case the next war, or is causing the astonishing preparations for a new armed conflict. The world in a state ...
    Text  Strachey, John, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1935), 24 Jan 1935, 216-228   The causes of modern war, I.e., what seems to have caused the last war and what the speaker is bound to say seems so very rapidly to be about to ...
  • Munitions
    Text  Nye, Senator, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1935), 15 Nov 1934, 118-136     The danger of war today greater than it was 30 days before the World War. Contemplating what we might do today in these distressing, depressing times, if we had what four years of war cost this world, with figures. Going forward even in these days of bankruptcy and unbalanced budgets, ...
    Text  Nye, Senator, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1935), 15 Nov 1934, 118-136   The danger of war today greater than it was 30 days before the World War. Contemplating what we might do today in these distressing, depressing times, if we had what ...
  • Frontiers of Hope and Despair
    Text  van Paassen, Pierre, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1934), 29 Mar 1934, 527-540     Instances and experiences told by the speaker to illustrate the militarization of the European Continent, and the masses of hungry and destitute people he has seen. The change in Europe since 1933. Consequences of the Treaty of Versailles. The situation in Germany. An examination of how Hitler came to power. ...
    Text  van Paassen, Pierre, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1934), 29 Mar 1934, 527-540   Instances and experiences told by the speaker to illustrate the militarization of the European Continent, and the masses of hungry and destitute people he has seen. The change in Europe ...
  • Germany Prepares for Conquest
    Text  Drew, Lieutenant-Colonel George A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1936), 31 Oct 1935, 75-91     Living through one of the greatest, one of the most far-reaching events in the history of the world. The next few weeks to decide whether the principal of collective enforcement of peace, which was the dream of those who signed the Treaty of Versailles is to become a reality, or ...
    Text  Drew, Lieutenant-Colonel George A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1936), 31 Oct 1935, 75-91   Living through one of the greatest, one of the most far-reaching events in the history of the world. The next few weeks to decide whether the principal of collective enforcement ...
  • Roads to the Future
    Text  Dafoe, John W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1936), 30 Jan 1936, 209-220     Man's ideas about the future and about the past. Now disillusioned and fearful of the chaotic conditions of the present, looking forward with desire and perhaps some measure of expectation to the future. Faith that the improvement will come gratuitously, but the future will be what we make it. What ...
    Text  Dafoe, John W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1936), 30 Jan 1936, 209-220   Man's ideas about the future and about the past. Now disillusioned and fearful of the chaotic conditions of the present, looking forward with desire and perhaps some measure of expectation ...
  • Spain—Its Internal Issues and Repercussions As Affecting the British Empire
    Text  MacNamara, Lieut-Colonel J.R.J., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1939), 26 Jan 1939, 200-213     How much the Spanish issue, both internal and external, has affected the whole world. The Spanish struggle going right back into medieval history. Now watching the spectacle of an old Spain turning into a modern state, going through hundreds of years of history in the course of one man's lifetime, ...
    Text  MacNamara, Lieut-Colonel J.R.J., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1939), 26 Jan 1939, 200-213   How much the Spanish issue, both internal and external, has affected the whole world. The Spanish struggle going right back into medieval history. Now watching the spectacle of an old ...
  • Empire Relations
    Text  Cobham, Viscount, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1937), 19 Nov 1936, 103-111     Empire relations in the broadest sense. The Empire overseas very largely misunderstood until a politician of singular vision, Mr. Joseph Chamberlain, first began to develop the idea of the great family of nations which forms the British Empire. The great shock of the first World War. After the war, Great ...
    Text  Cobham, Viscount, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1937), 19 Nov 1936, 103-111   Empire relations in the broadest sense. The Empire overseas very largely misunderstood until a politician of singular vision, Mr. Joseph Chamberlain, first began to develop the idea of the great ...
  • Conflicts of Doctrines in Europe
    Text  Masaryk, Jan, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1939), 23 Feb 1939, 256-269     Ladies Day. Dispelling certain rather unintelligent talk that has been going around about Europe in general, and England especially, as being down and out. England as a very vigorous democracy. The co-operation of Great Britain and America as necessary, i.e., the intellectual, the ethical and the moral co-operation between these ...
    Text  Masaryk, Jan, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1939), 23 Feb 1939, 256-269   Ladies Day. Dispelling certain rather unintelligent talk that has been going around about Europe in general, and England especially, as being down and out. England as a very vigorous democracy. ...
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