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  • Democracy in War
    Text  Guttery, Rev. Dr. Arthur, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1919), 15 Nov 1918, 380-388     The great victory won. The Canadian boys who have written a new chapter in the story of chivalry, heroism and victory. The victory won, but all is not done. The issue of a distinction between the German government and the German people. Forcing Berlin to know for ever the moral ...
    Text  Guttery, Rev. Dr. Arthur, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1919), 15 Nov 1918, 380-388   The great victory won. The Canadian boys who have written a new chapter in the story of chivalry, heroism and victory. The victory won, but all is not done. The ...
  • The War and National Life
    Text  Patton, Dr. Francis L., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1919), 12 Dec 1918, 417-427     Some autobiographical notes first. The problem of reconstruction after the war not in the realm of the speaker's field, but to be addressed by people like those in the audience. Some philosophical thoughts on the policy of "laisser faire," of individualism. Recognizing that for good or for ill we have ...
    Text  Patton, Dr. Francis L., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1919), 12 Dec 1918, 417-427   Some autobiographical notes first. The problem of reconstruction after the war not in the realm of the speaker's field, but to be addressed by people like those in the audience. ...
  • The British Navy
    Text  Wright, Peter, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1919), 5 Dec 1918, 407-416     How the British Empire is different from other empires, and how different from the Germans. Reasons why the seamen have stood loyally by the Crown, and used every effort to bring Great Britain successfully through this great war. Gratitude for what the Navy League has done over the last 14 ...
    Text  Wright, Peter, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1919), 5 Dec 1918, 407-416   How the British Empire is different from other empires, and how different from the Germans. Reasons why the seamen have stood loyally by the Crown, and used every effort to ...
  • International Patriotic Rally
    Text  Rowell, Hon. N.W.; Whitman, The Honourable C.H.; Cox, The Honourable James M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1919), 22 Nov 1918, 389-403     First, a welcome and introduction by Sir John Hendrie of the Governor of New York State and his wife, and the Governor of Ohio and his wife. Hon. N.W. Rowell: Making preparations to celebrate the one hundred years of peace between Canada and the United States when the War broke ...
    Text  Rowell, Hon. N.W.; Whitman, The Honourable C.H.; Cox, The Honourable James M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1919), 22 Nov 1918, 389-403   First, a welcome and introduction by Sir John Hendrie of the Governor of New York State and his wife, and the Governor of Ohio and his wife. Hon. N.W. Rowell: ...
  • Development of Aircraft in War
    Text  Lee, Brig. Gen. C.F., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1919), 7 Nov 1918, 351-363     The development of the airplane during the War. The state of affairs in 1913 and the latter part of 1912. Changes since then. Useless now for a designer to set out planning a machine which has no definite purpose. Flying itself today as the easiest part of the pilot's task. ...
    Text  Lee, Brig. Gen. C.F., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1919), 7 Nov 1918, 351-363   The development of the airplane during the War. The state of affairs in 1913 and the latter part of 1912. Changes since then. Useless now for a designer to set ...
  • Woodrow Wilson and the Doctrine of Sovereignty
    Text  Kingsley, Darwin P., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1919), 17 Oct 1918, 323-339     the unspeakable criminal record that long since made Germany a Pariah amongst the nations. Only just beginning to appreciate these dreadful facts. How such reptilian qualities were kept alive and developed in Germany. The welter of lying that preceded and produced the present mental and moral attitude of the people ...
    Text  Kingsley, Darwin P., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1919), 17 Oct 1918, 323-339   the unspeakable criminal record that long since made Germany a Pariah amongst the nations. Only just beginning to appreciate these dreadful facts. How such reptilian qualities were kept alive and ...
  • The Turning of the Tide of War
    Text  Wakefield, Dr. Russell, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1919), 10 Oct 1918, 311-322     Losses suffered by Canadians in the war. The great righteous and moral strength of this war on the part of the Allies. Great Britain's share in the war. The great social reconstruction which must take place after the war. Learning great moral lessons from the war in order that there ...
    Text  Wakefield, Dr. Russell, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1919), 10 Oct 1918, 311-322   Losses suffered by Canadians in the war. The great righteous and moral strength of this war on the part of the Allies. Great Britain's share in the war. The great ...
  • The Educational Services in the Canadian Army
    Text  Falconer, Sir Robert, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1919), 7 Oct 1918, 299-310     The Khaki University, now placed on an official and permanent basis. The establishment of a Department for Educational Service in the Canadian Military Overseas Forces. Organization of the Department. Responsibilities of the Director of Overseas Education. Periodic meetings and advise upon matters of policy of the advisory Senate. Educational organization ...
    Text  Falconer, Sir Robert, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1919), 7 Oct 1918, 299-310   The Khaki University, now placed on an official and permanent basis. The establishment of a Department for Educational Service in the Canadian Military Overseas Forces. Organization of the Department. Responsibilities ...
  • Britain At War
    Text  Gardiner, George W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1919), 27 Sep 1918, 291-298     A story told to illustrate the organization of Germany. The only way to win this war. A consideration of the German organization in the matter of dyes on which the whole world depended. The German mind. The might of Britain and the heroic devotion of those men who were willing ...
    Text  Gardiner, George W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1919), 27 Sep 1918, 291-298   A story told to illustrate the organization of Germany. The only way to win this war. A consideration of the German organization in the matter of dyes on which the ...
  • The War, and the Sons and Daughters of the Empire
    Text  Pankhurst, Mrs. Emmeline, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1919), 17 Sep 1918, 283-290     The speaker sent by the Women's Party of Great Britain, an envoy of the women who have devoted their whole life and all their money and treasure to the winning of this great war. The argument against women fighting for their enfranchisement that they could not understand Imperial questions, and ...
    Text  Pankhurst, Mrs. Emmeline, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1919), 17 Sep 1918, 283-290   The speaker sent by the Women's Party of Great Britain, an envoy of the women who have devoted their whole life and all their money and treasure to the winning ...
  • The World's Debt to England
    Text  Church, S.H., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1919), 30 May 1918, 253-261     An expression of admiration of Canada's great work in contributing to win the war. This awful conflict that has brought us together in matters of religion. The world's debt to England. The nature of the British Empire. Lloyd George's response to the attack made upon him by General Maurice with ...
    Text  Church, S.H., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1919), 30 May 1918, 253-261   An expression of admiration of Canada's great work in contributing to win the war. This awful conflict that has brought us together in matters of religion. The world's debt to ...
  • War Impressions
    Text  Paulin, Captain J.B., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1919), 23 May 1918, 243-252     The disease of war-weariness; fighting that disease. Everything that we hold dear hanging on victory or defeat in this War. The criticisms of those at home who are immune from the awfulness of this war as the greatest casualty of all; too much of that criticism abroad in our land ...
    Text  Paulin, Captain J.B., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1919), 23 May 1918, 243-252   The disease of war-weariness; fighting that disease. Everything that we hold dear hanging on victory or defeat in this War. The criticisms of those at home who are immune from ...
  • China—Its People and Their Life
    Text  Johns, Professor Alfred, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1919), 2 May 1918, 226-234     Some small share in the doings of our Empire, especially during the last four years, by those located in that far-away-corner of the world, Western China. The pro-German nature of China when the war broke out. China's lot thrown in with the Allies after 2-1/2 years of war, and to ...
    Text  Johns, Professor Alfred, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1919), 2 May 1918, 226-234   Some small share in the doings of our Empire, especially during the last four years, by those located in that far-away-corner of the world, Western China. The pro-German nature of ...
  • Experiences at the Front
    Text  Peat, Private, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1919), 7 May 1918, 235-240     Assuring "you fathers and brothers and cousins of those who are right now demonstrating the fact that chivalry and honor and nobility of character are in no sense dead, that no man can pass through such experiences without benefit to his soul qualities." The hellish conditions created by the exigencies ...
    Text  Peat, Private, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1919), 7 May 1918, 235-240   Assuring "you fathers and brothers and cousins of those who are right now demonstrating the fact that chivalry and honor and nobility of character are in no sense dead, that ...
  • The Finance of the War
    Text  Walker, Sir Edmund, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1919), 25 Apr 1918, 216-225     Now at the gravest moment in the history of civilization. What we are fighting for. Trade balances in 1913 when our fiscal year ended on the 31st of March compared with figures from last year. The importance of trade figures with the United States. Our immediate problem to manufacture and ...
    Text  Walker, Sir Edmund, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1919), 25 Apr 1918, 216-225   Now at the gravest moment in the history of civilization. What we are fighting for. Trade balances in 1913 when our fiscal year ended on the 31st of March compared ...
  • Red Cross Work Overseas
    Text  Belmont, Mrs. August, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1919), 17 Apr 1918, 208-215     The speaker's recent return from a five-month visit to Europe. The speaker's war work in France and Belgium; her visit to London and what she found there. Effect of the raids on the lives of the people of London. The speaker's three foremost impressions: the spirit of the French soldier ...
    Text  Belmont, Mrs. August, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1919), 17 Apr 1918, 208-215   The speaker's recent return from a five-month visit to Europe. The speaker's war work in France and Belgium; her visit to London and what she found there. Effect of the ...
  • The Present Outlook and a Parallel
    Text  Denison, Col. G.T., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1919), 14 Mar 1918, 151-160     No time for pessimism. Now a more serious outlook than at any time since the battle of the Marne. The Germans' success in getting control of almost the whole of the eastern part of Europe. The secret of the intrigues that led to the breaking down of Rumania and Russia. ...
    Text  Denison, Col. G.T., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1919), 14 Mar 1918, 151-160   No time for pessimism. Now a more serious outlook than at any time since the battle of the Marne. The Germans' success in getting control of almost the whole of ...
  • The Food Situation Overseas
    Text  Colby, Hon. Everett, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1919), 10 Apr 1918, 200-207     The speaker addresses his audience as a member of a Commission to proceed overseas and study the food situation at first hand, with the purpose of undertaking active propaganda work throughout the United States. The speaker's experience at Vimy Ridge just a very few weeks ago. Speaking of the food ...
    Text  Colby, Hon. Everett, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1919), 10 Apr 1918, 200-207   The speaker addresses his audience as a member of a Commission to proceed overseas and study the food situation at first hand, with the purpose of undertaking active propaganda work ...
  • The Canadian Army As I Saw It
    Text  Neil, Rev. Dr. John, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1919), 8 Apr 1918, 188-199     The speaker's recent return from overseas, where he was sent by the Military Service Board of the Presbyterian Church to convey greetings to the chaplains and the men. The address is a detailed description of that visit to Great Britain and France, where he saw the Canadian forces in training ...
    Text  Neil, Rev. Dr. John, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1919), 8 Apr 1918, 188-199   The speaker's recent return from overseas, where he was sent by the Military Service Board of the Presbyterian Church to convey greetings to the chaplains and the men. The address ...
  • The British Front in the Great Offensive
    Text  MacKendrick, Lieut.-Col. W.G., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1919), 27 Mar 1918, 176-187     The speaker's experiences in road building, and how he applied that in France. A detailed description of his experiences in France. A description of the roads built, and of what they were made. How materials were obtained. Obtaining and training the men who did the building of the roads. The ...
    Text  MacKendrick, Lieut.-Col. W.G., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1919), 27 Mar 1918, 176-187   The speaker's experiences in road building, and how he applied that in France. A detailed description of his experiences in France. A description of the roads built, and of what ...
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