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  • Britain Faces Germany
    Woodside, Willson, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1939), 1 Dec 1938, 138-152     The historical and long-standing intense colonial, commercial and naval rivalry between Germany and Britain. The extreme envy and hatred of Britain which has been growing up in Germany, and as exhibited during the Boer War. The question of peace or war in Europe a question between Germany and Britain. Two ...
    Woodside, Willson, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1939), 1 Dec 1938, 138-152   The historical and long-standing intense colonial, commercial and naval rivalry between Germany ...
  • Frontiers of Hope and Despair
    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. ...
    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 ...
  • Germany After Unification
    Schmidt, Helmut, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1997), 23 May 1996, 11-25     The role or rather the responsibilities of Germany after unification. Discussing Germany's role in a broader context and scope. Unification just one element in a revolutionary, growing change in the world situation and certainly one of long-lasting historical dimensions. The liberation of more than a dozen European nations from communist ...
    Schmidt, Helmut, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1997), 23 May 1996, 11-25   The role or rather the responsibilities of Germany after unification. Discussing Germany's ...
  • Germany and Austria at the Outbreak of War
    Sommerville, Norman, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1915), 12 Apr 1915, 143-155     [This address given under the auspices of The Empire Club of Canada, Exhibition Military Camp, Toronto.] The speaker's experiences in Austria and Germany after the outbreak of war. Last year to have been Germany's great year; the year of years in which Germany was on exhibition, whether in the field ...
    Sommerville, Norman, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1915), 12 Apr 1915, 143-155   [This address given under the auspices of The Empire Club of Canada, ...
  • The Germany of Today
    Horning, Professor L.E., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1910), 10 Dec 1908, 79-90     The need to go a long way back in history in order to get at the sources of the movements that are now so important in Germany. Three factors that must be taken into account: the history of Prussia to its present greatness; the history of the little District of ...
    Horning, Professor L.E., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1910), 10 Dec 1908, 79-90   The need to go a long way back in history in order ...
  • Germany Prepares for Conquest
    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 ...
    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 ...
  • Germany: The Anatomy of a Crisis
    Spencer, Dr. Robert, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1962), 2 Nov 1961, 35-48     The current crisis in Berlin. The roots of the present crisis in wartime policies. Details about the agreement reached in 1944, and after. A history. The two phases of the present crisis. The nature of the crisis. The Wall. The closing of the frontier. Life in West Berlin. The difficulty ...
    Spencer, Dr. Robert, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1962), 2 Nov 1961, 35-48   The current crisis in Berlin. The roots of the present crisis in ...
  • The Goat and the Vine
    Macphail, Sir Andrew, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1935), 6 Dec 1934, 161-172     A new reading of the old fable "The Goat and the Vine." Universal truth expressed in fables. "The Goat gnawed the Vine to the root; but the vine grew again, and yielded grapes whilst the goat lay dead upon the altar." Germany as the Vine; France as the Goat. The ...
    Macphail, Sir Andrew, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1935), 6 Dec 1934, 161-172   A new reading of the old fable "The Goat and the Vine." ...
  • Hitlerism
    Beaubien, the Honourable C.P., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1940), 5 Oct 1939, 40-52     Ascertaining what kind of fighting machine Hitler has forged from within and also bolstered from without, in order to better see what are its strong points and its weak spots. An examination of Hitler as an autocrat. Autocrats throughout history. How Hitler is different. How he has disregarded all precautions, ...
    Beaubien, the Honourable C.P., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1940), 5 Oct 1939, 40-52   Ascertaining what kind of fighting machine Hitler has forged from within and ...
  • Hitler's Demands: How Britain Meets Them
    Ratcliffe, S.K., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1938), 13 Jan 1938, 170-181     Some introductory comments about the general world outlook. 1937 as a year of multiple troubles and anxieties. 1938 to tell us the direction in which the world is travelling: how the decision in Spain will go; what is likely to happen in the new imperial adventure of Italy in North ...
    Ratcliffe, S.K., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1938), 13 Jan 1938, 170-181   Some introductory comments about the general world outlook. 1937 as a year ...
  • The New Alignments in Europe
    Brown, Harrison, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1936), 21 Nov 1935, 120-130     Something about the present tensions in Europe based on the speaker's travels. One of the chief factors in European politics today the attempt on the part of the present government in Germany to form a Fascist bloc which the Nazis hope shall stretch from the North Sea to the Bosphorus. ...
    Brown, Harrison, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1936), 21 Nov 1935, 120-130   Something about the present tensions in Europe based on the speaker's travels. ...
  • The New Germany
    Ryerson, Dr. George Sterling, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1910), 24 Feb 1910, 160-168     The speaker's experiences in Germany many years ago as a young post-graduate student. The many friendships and opinions he formed at that time regarding the thoroughness, tenacity of purpose, perseverance, and self-sacrificing patriotism of the Germans. The undercurrent of mysticism, medeaevalism and philosophy which seems inherent in the German nature ...
    Ryerson, Dr. George Sterling, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1910), 24 Feb 1910, 160-168   The speaker's experiences in Germany many years ago as a young post-graduate ...
  • The New Germany
    Von Luckner, Count and Lange, Prof. Victor, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1932), 29 Nov 1932, 316-331     Count Von Luckner: The speaker here on a mission of goodwill, to destroy ill will caused by the war, and to get closer relations and better understanding. The speaker's personal background and experiences during the war. Prof. Lange: A new generation, a new mentality, a new regard for the world ...
    Von Luckner, Count and Lange, Prof. Victor, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1932), 29 Nov 1932, 316-331   Count Von Luckner: The speaker here on a mission of goodwill, to ...
  • Postwar Treatment of Germany
    Harding, Gilbert, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1945), 19 Oct 1944, 55-70     Readings from recent articles in Toronto newspapers. This topic of the postwar treatment of Germany vitally important in a time when Canadian youths are so pessimistic. The danger of forgetting the cost of the war, the waste of treasure, waste of life, the maimed, the crippled, the blind, the widows, ...
    Harding, Gilbert, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1945), 19 Oct 1944, 55-70   Readings from recent articles in Toronto newspapers. This topic of the postwar ...
  • The Prime Minister Reports
    Drew, Colonel The Honourable George A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1948), 4 Jun 1947, 1-15     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. The speaker's recent trip to Britain, France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. The regard with which Canada is perceived. A report on Western Europe, particularly Germany. The situation in Britain. Britain far from finished as a ...
    Drew, Colonel The Honourable George A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1948), 4 Jun 1947, 1-15   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian ...
  • The Prussian Mind
    Riddell, The Honourable William Renwick, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1917), 15 Mar 1917, 491-505     The self-exhibition of the Prussian mind made in several books recommended to the author by a now deceased German to the speaker, regarding the causes of the war. Comments based upon the reading recommended by the speaker's German acquaintance. The speaker as a Judge, trying to enter into the mind ...
    Riddell, The Honourable William Renwick, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1917), 15 Mar 1917, 491-505   The self-exhibition of the Prussian mind made in several books recommended to ...
  • The Reich and the German Minorities
    Mann, Klaus, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1939), 9 Feb 1939, 230-242     The popularity of "Mein Kampf" in Germany. A literary critique of the book. The importance of the book to anyone interested in the future of Europe, and the future of the world. What Hitler's book reveals. Different editions of the book for each country in which it is available. One ...
    Mann, Klaus, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1939), 9 Feb 1939, 230-242   The popularity of "Mein Kampf" in Germany. A literary critique of the ...
  • Some War Revelations
    McCrimmon, Chancellor A.L., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1915), 18 Mar 1915, 105-115     The war, revealing certain great principles of action and certain great trends of history. Some of our preconceptions being verified; others not. The trend of German ambition. A review of the history and traditions of Prussia and Germany, with three people coming to mind: Frederick of Prussia, Bismarck, and the ...
    McCrimmon, Chancellor A.L., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1915), 18 Mar 1915, 105-115   The war, revealing certain great principles of action and certain great trends ...
  • A Study of the Kaiser
    Johnston, E.F.B., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1917), 22 Mar 1917, 506-516     An explanation, in a simple, connected sort of way about the Kaiser, and why he acts as he does, and the manner of man he is and evidently shows himself to be. The Kaiser's building of a navy that would at least math, if not conquer, the British navy and ...
    Johnston, E.F.B., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1917), 22 Mar 1917, 506-516   An explanation, in a simple, connected sort of way about the Kaiser, ...
  • Watching the Enemy
    Baldensperger, Capt. Fernan, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1919), 15 Feb 1918, 112-122     Comparing the early days of the war to the current situation. Knowing what we are about, and that we must carry it to the end. The years prior to the war. Signs of war as early as 1907. The symptoms of German preparedness half veiled from our eyes. One of ...
    Baldensperger, Capt. Fernan, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1919), 15 Feb 1918, 112-122   Comparing the early days of the war to the current situation. Knowing ...
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