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  • Dunkirk to Dieppe and Beyond
    Text  Warburton, Major Eliot, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1943), 15 Oct 1942, 80-95     Deep appreciation for the benefactions of Canadians to Great Britain. Strong links forged by Canada's fighting forces in the United Kingdom, with some anecdotes and examples. The great and difficult responsibility of the press, radio and films as the chief channels of information about current events. Achieving a balance in ...
    Text  Warburton, Major Eliot, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1943), 15 Oct 1942, 80-95   Deep appreciation for the benefactions of Canadians to Great Britain. Strong links forged by Canada's fighting forces in the United Kingdom, with some anecdotes and examples. The great and difficult ...
  • Some Aspects of the Royal Air Force Transport Command
    Text  Marix, Air Vice-Marshal, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1944), 4 Nov 1943, 96-114     A brief history of the R.A.F. Transport Command since Transatlantic ferrying was initiated in 1940. The agreement between His Majesty the King for the United Kingdom and the Canadian Pacific Railway Company to handle getting American-built aircraft into Canada and then across the Atlantic. The flow of pilots from Canada, ...
    Text  Marix, Air Vice-Marshal, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1944), 4 Nov 1943, 96-114   A brief history of the R.A.F. Transport Command since Transatlantic ferrying was initiated in 1940. The agreement between His Majesty the King for the United Kingdom and the Canadian Pacific ...
  • The Present Situation in the Balkans
    Text  Maresch, Dr. Richard A.R., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1940), 25 Jan 1940, 256-269     The stalemate on the Western Front which has left everybody guessing as to what will be the next move by Hitler and the Nazis. Various thoughts about what will happen, including those of the speaker, with his rationale. Hitler feeling the lack of oil. Speculation as to what will happen ...
    Text  Maresch, Dr. Richard A.R., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1940), 25 Jan 1940, 256-269   The stalemate on the Western Front which has left everybody guessing as to what will be the next move by Hitler and the Nazis. Various thoughts about what will happen, ...
  • Anglo-American Responsibilities
    Text  Ball, Max W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1941), 27 Mar 1941, 438-455     A review of a generation of Anglo-American relationships and a consideration of the joint responsibility of the English-thinking peoples in the years to come after the war. The speaker's conviction that the spirit of freedom is unquenchable, and that no combination of powers will be able to rout it from ...
    Text  Ball, Max W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1941), 27 Mar 1941, 438-455   A review of a generation of Anglo-American relationships and a consideration of the joint responsibility of the English-thinking peoples in the years to come after the war. The speaker's conviction ...
  • The Last Canadian Battle and the Surrender of the Germany Army
    Text  Foulkes, Lieut.-General Charles, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1946), 4 Oct 1945, 13-29     The speaker addresses the audience as a former Corps Commander, about the battle in which the Corps he commanded really had a chance to use its full power. The address is enhanced with diagrams on a presentation board. Going back to Field Marshal Montgomery's last Conference, about the 20th of ...
    Text  Foulkes, Lieut.-General Charles, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1946), 4 Oct 1945, 13-29   The speaker addresses the audience as a former Corps Commander, about the battle in which the Corps he commanded really had a chance to use its full power. The address ...
  • The Plans Unfold
    Text  Burgin, Right Honourable E. Leslie, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1944), 24 Feb 1944, 310-321     Some of Mr. Winston Churchill's words. Plans for victory. Some instances of plans that went astray. A brief review of war events. The plans for 1944 which include not only the improvement and strengthening at every point in the vast armed encirclement of allied transport, but the attack and the ...
    Text  Burgin, Right Honourable E. Leslie, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1944), 24 Feb 1944, 310-321   Some of Mr. Winston Churchill's words. Plans for victory. Some instances of plans that went astray. A brief review of war events. The plans for 1944 which include not only ...
  • Some Strategic Aspects of the War in 1940
    Text  Baldwin, Hanson W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1940), 19 Jan 1940, 240-255     Getting a general indication of the possible course of action open to either side in the war by looking briefly at the forces involved in this tremendous drama in Europe and the theatre of action in which it is being played. A discussion follows, with lantern slides. A survey of ...
    Text  Baldwin, Hanson W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1940), 19 Jan 1940, 240-255   Getting a general indication of the possible course of action open to either side in the war by looking briefly at the forces involved in this tremendous drama in Europe ...
  • Into the Blitz
    Text  Strange, William, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1942), 11 Dec 1941, 185-198     Some clarification of events in Britain, and in the Far East. The air and sea blitz which has been treacherously unleashed by the Japanese. The damage inflicted upon the American and British forces and how that might alter the course of the war. Precautions being taken on the Pacific Coast ...
    Text  Strange, William, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1942), 11 Dec 1941, 185-198   Some clarification of events in Britain, and in the Far East. The air and sea blitz which has been treacherously unleashed by the Japanese. The damage inflicted upon the American ...
  • The Railway At War
    Text  Vaughan, Robert Charles, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1943), 1 Oct 1942, 30-49     Toronto's and Ontario's contributions to Canada's war effort. Ontario's steam railways. The operation of the Canadian National Railways in Ontario. Toronto as the headquarters of CNR's Central Region. The Canadian railways as Canada's greatest war industry: some facts which support this statement. Demands made upon the railways. Details of munitions ...
    Text  Vaughan, Robert Charles, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1943), 1 Oct 1942, 30-49   Toronto's and Ontario's contributions to Canada's war effort. Ontario's steam railways. The operation of the Canadian National Railways in Ontario. Toronto as the headquarters of CNR's Central Region. The Canadian ...
  • Dictators and Democrats
    Text  Forbes, Miss Rosita, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1940), 7 Mar 1940, 351-366     Some glimpses into the minds of the half dozen men whose greed, whose ambition, whose loves as well as whose hates have made the war today. Fighting for a system of living. This war as a job that we have simply got to put through in order that our own ...
    Text  Forbes, Miss Rosita, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1940), 7 Mar 1940, 351-366   Some glimpses into the minds of the half dozen men whose greed, whose ambition, whose loves as well as whose hates have made the war today. Fighting for a system ...
  • The Difficulties of the Axis
    Text  McInnis, Edgar W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1941), 12 Dec 1940, 243-256     The Nazis' attempt to create what they call the creation of a new order in Europe. The significance of the defeat of the German plans of invasion as a result of the magnificent work of the Royal Air Force. A comparison of that event with the Battle of the Marne ...
    Text  McInnis, Edgar W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1941), 12 Dec 1940, 243-256   The Nazis' attempt to create what they call the creation of a new order in Europe. The significance of the defeat of the German plans of invasion as a result ...
  • Close to the War
    Text  Philip, Percy James, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1941), 21 Nov 1940, 193-211     The speaker's last 15 months in France. A beginning statement: "I am sure we can win this war." The long, grim road ahead. Thinking of those people in Europe who have lost the war already and who are in the Nazi grip. The situation in England. The British people. Hitler's ...
    Text  Philip, Percy James, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1941), 21 Nov 1940, 193-211   The speaker's last 15 months in France. A beginning statement: "I am sure we can win this war." The long, grim road ahead. Thinking of those people in Europe who ...
  • Winston Churchill
    Text  Moir, Miss Phyllis, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1942), 15 May 1941, 1-12     Reference to Mr. Churchill's speech in Maple Leaf Gardens when the amplifying system broke down. The speaker's experience writing a book about Mr. Churchill. Describing Winston Churchill. Seeing the human side of Mr. Churchill. Personal reminiscences and anecdotes of the speaker's experiences as Mr. Churchill's secretary. Understanding the politician and ...
    Text  Moir, Miss Phyllis, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1942), 15 May 1941, 1-12   Reference to Mr. Churchill's speech in Maple Leaf Gardens when the amplifying system broke down. The speaker's experience writing a book about Mr. Churchill. Describing Winston Churchill. Seeing the human ...
  • The Approaching Climax
    Text  Reade, John Collingwood, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1945), 1 Mar 1945, 311-327     The task of defeating Germany. The effect which war has had on the peoples most nearly affected by it, including the men of our own fighting services overseas and those of our allies. Adjustments to be made. The conditions in Europe, and what they will be after the war. The ...
    Text  Reade, John Collingwood, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1945), 1 Mar 1945, 311-327   The task of defeating Germany. The effect which war has had on the peoples most nearly affected by it, including the men of our own fighting services overseas and those ...
  • With the Canadians in Normandy
    Text  Halton, Matthew, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1945), 28 Nov 1944, 148-162     The near-end of the war. How the Germans held on. The Germans educated to be fanatics. Some personal reminiscences and anecdotes. The speaker's visit to the Dachau concentration camp in 1933. Churchill's insights. What the speaker saw in Spain in 1936, including Canadians. Wars that the speaker has covered since ...
    Text  Halton, Matthew, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1945), 28 Nov 1944, 148-162   The near-end of the war. How the Germans held on. The Germans educated to be fanatics. Some personal reminiscences and anecdotes. The speaker's visit to the Dachau concentration camp in ...
  • The Inception and Production of Detour
    Text  Wood, Lieutenant J.E.R., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1947), 6 Feb 1947, 188-199     The story of Oflag IVC, and the Canadian "Escape King", Lt. Bill Miller, Royal Canadian Engineers. The Dieppe Raid of August 19, 1942. A positive response to the questions, "Was it worth while? Was the raid a success?" A review of the situation up to the summer of 1942. The ...
    Text  Wood, Lieutenant J.E.R., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1947), 6 Feb 1947, 188-199   The story of Oflag IVC, and the Canadian "Escape King", Lt. Bill Miller, Royal Canadian Engineers. The Dieppe Raid of August 19, 1942. A positive response to the questions, "Was ...
  • The Empire Carries On
    Text  Stansgate, Right Hon. Viscount, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1944), 14 Jun 1943, 21-31     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. The speaker as part of a delegation to many parts of the British Empire, come to engage in informal discussions on the war, and to see something of Canada's war effort. Remembering Dieppe, and the ...
    Text  Stansgate, Right Hon. Viscount, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1944), 14 Jun 1943, 21-31   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. The speaker as part of a delegation to many parts of the British Empire, come ...
  • London Under the Robot Bomb
    Text  Cole, Walton, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1945), 13 Dec 1944, 185-196     The nature of respect. Respect between nations. American-British understanding. Canadian-British understanding. Finding out the other fellow's view. Canada cast for a leadership role. Some of the speaker's personal experiences over the last five years. A description of life for the ordinary man-in-the-street in London. The V-2's. The need for leadership ...
    Text  Cole, Walton, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1945), 13 Dec 1944, 185-196   The nature of respect. Respect between nations. American-British understanding. Canadian-British understanding. Finding out the other fellow's view. Canada cast for a leadership role. Some of the speaker's personal experiences over ...
  • The Strength and Threat of Japan
    Text  Carney, Ralph W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1944), 13 May 1943, 1-20     The speaker's travel schedule of 150,000 miles each year, six times around the world, primarily in the United States, some in Mexico, the West Indies and South America. The speaker's opportunity to talk to many people in his own country. The speaker's background in "Big Business." Contributions of the business ...
    Text  Carney, Ralph W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1944), 13 May 1943, 1-20   The speaker's travel schedule of 150,000 miles each year, six times around the world, primarily in the United States, some in Mexico, the West Indies and South America. The speaker's ...
  • The Real New Order
    Text  Masaryk, Jan, 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 ...
    Text  Masaryk, Jan, 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 ...
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