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The Empire Club of Canada Addresses
  
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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Hitler Holds All Europe
    Text  Philip, Percy James, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1942), 23 Oct 1941, 87-101     Reference to the speaker's previous speech and his views on the war 11 months ago. His similar stance today: "We CAN win this war." An analysis of where we stand now. The credit side first: we have held the sea. Secondly, steady progress towards mastery of the air. Our courage ...
    Text  Philip, Percy James, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1942), 23 Oct 1941, 87-101   Reference to the speaker's previous speech and his views on the war 11 months ago. His similar stance today: "We CAN win this war." An analysis of where we stand ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • What Is Now At Stake In Europe
    Text  Stewart, Herbert L., 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, about what ...
    Text  Stewart, Herbert L., 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 ...
  • With The R.A.F. Over Europe
    Text  Witt, Flying Officer D.T., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1942), 19 Feb 1942, 265-281     One airman's experiences on operations. Remembering the first raids when packages of leaflets were dropped over Germany. The value of the raids as tests of navigation and endurance, and as a morale boost for the work ahead. The change of load from leaflets to explosives. Some personal reminiscences. Some words ...
    Text  Witt, Flying Officer D.T., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1942), 19 Feb 1942, 265-281   One airman's experiences on operations. Remembering the first raids when packages of leaflets were dropped over Germany. The value of the raids as tests of navigation and endurance, and as ...
  • Munitions and More Munitions
    Text  Howe, The Honourable C.D., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1941), 24 Apr 1941, 495-508     A discussion of developments in Canada's munitions programme in its endeavour to meet the changing needs of warfare. The importance of the production of munitions. An appreciation of the magnitude of the task. Three great battles in progress after more than eighteen months of war: the Battle of the Mediterranean, ...
    Text  Howe, The Honourable C.D., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1941), 24 Apr 1941, 495-508   A discussion of developments in Canada's munitions programme in its endeavour to meet the changing needs of warfare. The importance of the production of munitions. An appreciation of the magnitude ...
  • Salute to Britain
    Text  Villeneuve, His Eminence Cardinal J.M. Rodrigue, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1941), 17 Apr 1941, 481-494     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club. The speaker's views on Canada's future. Issues of Canadian unity. Educational rights in and outside of Quebec. Religious education. The separatist movement. Relations between English and French Canadians. Saluting Great Britain on St. George's Day. The magnificent ...
    Text  Villeneuve, His Eminence Cardinal J.M. Rodrigue, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1941), 17 Apr 1941, 481-494   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club. The speaker's views on Canada's future. Issues of Canadian unity. Educational rights in and outside of Quebec. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • On Active Service with the Fighting Forces
    Text  Wemp, Major Bert S., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1943), 5 Nov 1942, 139-153     Overseas forces. The Dieppe raid. Pilot Don Morrison of Toronto. Bob Reesor of the Reesor family in Scarborough. A description of some of the aircraft used in the raids: the Halifaxes, the Wellingtons, the Avro-Lancasters, the Beaufighters, Night Fighters, the famous Canadian Demon Squadron, the Spitfire Squadrons, the Mustangs and ...
    Text  Wemp, Major Bert S., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1943), 5 Nov 1942, 139-153   Overseas forces. The Dieppe raid. Pilot Don Morrison of Toronto. Bob Reesor of the Reesor family in Scarborough. A description of some of the aircraft used in the raids: the ...
  • With the Prime Minister in Great Britain
    Text  Clark, Gregory, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1942), 23 Sep 1941, 39-53     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club. A humorous relating of the "mixed boos and cheers" incident of the Prime Minister's first contact with the troops overseas. A description of the flight over. The speaker's visits to both Britain and France, three times each, ...
    Text  Clark, Gregory, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1942), 23 Sep 1941, 39-53   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club. A humorous relating of the "mixed boos and cheers" incident of the Prime Minister's first contact with ...
  • The Puzzling Years Ahead
    Text  Thomson, Roy H., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1945), 12 Apr 1945, 409-426     Conditions in Great Britain and in France. The speaker's observations during his few weeks in the United Kingdom and France, with many anecdotes and illustrative examples. An understanding of what the people of Britain are going through today and of what they have gone through in the past five and ...
    Text  Thomson, Roy H., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1945), 12 Apr 1945, 409-426   Conditions in Great Britain and in France. The speaker's observations during his few weeks in the United Kingdom and France, with many anecdotes and illustrative examples. An understanding of what ...
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