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  • An American View of Britain
    Text  Fairbanks, Douglas, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1965), 25 Mar 1965, 290-301     The purely private view of the speaker, of Britain today. A disclaimer as an expert. The dangers of generalizing. How Britain has often been perceived by others. Her more spectacular success stories. The peaceful transformation from an Empire into the modern Commonwealth as a tribute to the virility of its ...
    Text  Fairbanks, Douglas, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1965), 25 Mar 1965, 290-301   The purely private view of the speaker, of Britain today. A disclaimer as an expert. The dangers of generalizing. How Britain has often been perceived by others. Her more spectacular ...
  • Challenge of Our Time
    Text  Baillieu, The Lord, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1955), 28 Oct 1954, 40-55     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and the Toronto Branch of the English-Speaking Union. The English-Speaking Union. A brief picture of the personnel of the government of the Union. Raising funds for the Union. Attracting youth to the movement. Carrying the message to the factory door, to ...
    Text  Baillieu, The Lord, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1955), 28 Oct 1954, 40-55   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and the Toronto Branch of the English-Speaking Union. The English-Speaking Union. A brief picture of the personnel of the government of ...
  • Britain Goes Over the Top
    Text  Drew, The Honourable George A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1955), 21 Oct 1954, 27-39     The meeting now taking place in Paris. The bright prospect of a European partnership, out of the discouragement which followed the repudiation of the European Defence Community plan. The unintentional result of the men in the Kremlin. The threat of Communist aggression demonstrating the need for unity. Bringing ancient enemies ...
    Text  Drew, The Honourable George A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1955), 21 Oct 1954, 27-39   The meeting now taking place in Paris. The bright prospect of a European partnership, out of the discouragement which followed the repudiation of the European Defence Community plan. The unintentional ...
  • The Commonwealth and Britain's Economic Recovery
    Text  Swinton, The Right Honourable The Viscount, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1955), 15 Oct 1954, 16-26     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. The "realization that together the countries of the Commonwealth and Empire have a strength and power for good, their own and other people's, far greater than any of us could enjoy in isolation." Relating some ...
    Text  Swinton, The Right Honourable The Viscount, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1955), 15 Oct 1954, 16-26   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. The "realization that together the countries of the Commonwealth and Empire have a strength and ...
  • Opening Meeting, Season 1954-55
    Text  Pike, Rev. Canon V.J., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1955), 7 Oct 1954, 6-15     Some details of the speaker's job, offering a picture of the commitments of the British Army within the Empire and within the Commonwealth of Nations. Conceiving of Russia as a great kind of volcano that might erupt at any time or any place with all around the circumference the Armed ...
    Text  Pike, Rev. Canon V.J., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1955), 7 Oct 1954, 6-15   Some details of the speaker's job, offering a picture of the commitments of the British Army within the Empire and within the Commonwealth of Nations. Conceiving of Russia as a ...
  • St. George and Merrie England
    Text  Brockington, Leonard W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1954), 22 Apr 1954, 322-341     Beginning with something typically British—talking about the weather. Talking about April and St. George being born on April 23rd, as was Shakespeare. Imagining being in Warwickshire in April. A detailed description of some St. George Day celebrations. A look at England and the English people. A lighthearted review, with many ...
    Text  Brockington, Leonard W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1954), 22 Apr 1954, 322-341   Beginning with something typically British—talking about the weather. Talking about April and St. George being born on April 23rd, as was Shakespeare. Imagining being in Warwickshire in April. A detailed ...
  • Canada and Britain—The Invisible Links
    Text  Rogers, John, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1953), 23 Apr 1953, 329-340     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Toronto Board of Trade. Great Britain, Canada, and some of the possibilities which arise from the relations between the two countries. Numerous attempts made by a great variety of people to explain how Great Britain achieved the important position ...
    Text  Rogers, John, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1953), 23 Apr 1953, 329-340   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Toronto Board of Trade. Great Britain, Canada, and some of the possibilities which arise from the relations between the ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Experience on an Atlantic Convoy
    Text  Hincks, Clarence M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1942), 5 Mar 1942, 295-309     The speaker's mixed emotions on leaving Britain. The journey to Canada on a freighter. A history of the freighter. Submarine raids and five separate attacks during the journey. The experience of being torpedoed in a convoy. Establishing psychological immunity after a single night's experience. The way in which we humans ...
    Text  Hincks, Clarence M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1942), 5 Mar 1942, 295-309   The speaker's mixed emotions on leaving Britain. The journey to Canada on a freighter. A history of the freighter. Submarine raids and five separate attacks during the journey. The experience ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Britain in the Third Year
    Text  Drew, Lieutenant-Colonel George A., 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 ...
    Text  Drew, Lieutenant-Colonel George A., 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 ...
  • 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 ...
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