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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,...
Canada's Position in Relation to the Empire's Mineral Situation 
Text  Camsell, Dr. Charles, Canada's Position in Relation to the Empire's Mineral Situation, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1940), 4 Apr 1940, 412-425  The need for the mobilization of all our resources in the present struggle. The importance of minerals to the modern industrial civilization. Various policies adopted by countries to deal with the need for raw materials. Deficiencies in domestic supplies met by purchases from other nations. A...
The Condition of Civilians in Western Europe at the Conclusion of the German Occupation 
Text  McCreary, Wing Commander John F., The Condition of Civilians in Western Europe at the Conclusion of the German Occupation, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1947), 27 Feb 1947, 228-244  The speaker as one of a group whose task it was to examine the civilians in Occupied Europe in an attempt to evaluate their state of health at the conclusion of the German Occupation. Most work done in Western Holland; some in the Brussels region of Belgium. Comments on France based upon reports...
The R.C.A.F. Bomber Group in Action 
Text  Fauquier, Air Commodore J.E., The R.C.A.F. Bomber Group in Action, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1946), 22 Nov 1945, 107-121  Exploits of the Royal Canadian Air Force Bomber Group. First, something of the larger organization, Bomber Command of the Royal Air Force. A short history of the organization and how it was operated. How raids were planned and executed. How different bomb loads were chosen for different cities,...
The Struggle For Europe 
Text  Wilmot, Chester, The Struggle For Europe, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1952), 17 Apr 1952, 342-354  An outline and development of one or two of the themes expounded in the speaker's book "The Struggle For Europe." First, an explanation of his approach to the task of writing this book. President Roosevelt's statement in 1943 that every effort had to be made to win Russia's friendship. Evidence...
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...
The Empire at War in the Moslem Mediterranean 
Text  Philipps, Tracy, The Empire at War in the Moslem Mediterranean, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1941), 30 Jan 1941, 309-321  The war as it touches the British nations in their relations with the Arabic peoples, leading us to an understanding of how each regards the freedom for which we are fighting. Fighting for one's rights rather than for freedom; for liberties, not liberty. The price of such rights and liberties....
Off The Record 
Text  Donovan, Colonel W.J., Off The Record, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1941), 10 Apr 1941, 470-480  Understanding the day-to-day movement of the troops abroad. How the speaker happened to be there and what he saw. The request from the Secretaries of State, of the Navy, of the Army, and the President of the United States, for the speaker to go and see what he could learn of fifth column...
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 Strategic Position of Ulster 
Text  Cooper, Sir Ernest Herbert, The Strategic Position of Ulster, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1945), 21 Dec 1944, 197-204  Canada's contribution to the war effort. Volunteer activities of Canadians in London. The speaker's work in the Ministry of Aircraft Production, and with Lord Beaverbrook. The speaker's work as industrial adviser to the Minister of Commerce in Northern Ireland. The Government of Northern Ireland....
The Sacrifice, the Fall, and the Resurgence of Fighting France 
Text  Schmitz, E. Robert, The Sacrifice, the Fall, and the Resurgence of Fighting France, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1944), 2 Mar 1944, 322-337  France and its contributions, past and present, to the cause of the United Nations, of Democracy, of Freedom and of Decency. An enumeration of questions asked in relation to France, and some facts which are answers by their own nature. These questions, with discussion following each, are: Did...
Essentials of the Coming Peace 
Text  Stewart, Dr. Herbert L., Essentials of the Coming Peace, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1943), 3 Dec 1942, 203-217  Post-war conference and world settlement: should we be talking about it? The essential principles of the great document called "The Atlantic Charter." Learning from the enemy. Propaganda. Embodying the spirit of a moral triumph, a triumph for moral principles as an essential for settlement. What...
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,...
The Myth of the Militia 
Text  Rosengren, Major Roswell P., The Myth of the Militia, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1943), 21 Jan 1943, 302-317  The Myth of the Militia: "I can stamp my foot and a million men will spring to arms overnight." The magnitude of the necessities for men to go to war. The truth that small, good armies have always defeated big, bad ones, with some examples. An historical and militaristic look at the development of...
Canada's Defence Force--Its Relationship to the World Conflict 
Text  Constantine, Major-General C.F., Canada's Defence Force--Its Relationship to the World Conflict, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1942), 16 Apr 1942, 380-391  Bringing the Reserve Army up to strength. Our job today to provide money, munitions, and men, and to hold high morale, in order that those who know best how and where to use them, may have them in the proper times and places and quantities to give us final and complete victory. A declaration that...
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...
How Goes The War? 
Text  Newman, Captain Bernard, How Goes The War?, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1943), 30 Jul 1942, 12-29  Canadian contributions to Britain, and to the war effort. Monetary gifts to Britain from Canada. The Canadian forces in Britain. The war going as well as we had any reason or right to expect, and what that really means. Low expectations. Catching up to our opponent. Timing as the very art of war....
Canada At War 
Text  Howe, The Honourable C.D., Canada At War, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1941), 4 Sep 1940, 50-69  Entering the second year of the war. Looking back at the year just past and reviewing the progress that has been made toward our war objective. A discouraging year. The magnitude of the task of changing over a country from peaceful pursuits to an "all out" war effort which few can appreciate. What...
The Real New Order 
Text  Masaryk, Jan, The Real New Order, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1942), 3 Dec 1941, 169-184  The speaker now as an emigrant, a refugee, of his country. The latest murders in Czechoslovakia. The hostages in France. Speaking as a citizen of Europe. A war that is everybody's. The hate that Hitler has managed to generate. The last 12-15 months that the speaker spent in Britain. Seeing the...
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