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The Empire Club of Canada Addresses
  
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1940-1949
  
  • To Britain and Return
    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 ...
    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 ...
  • With The R.A.F. Over Europe
    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 ...
    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 ...
  • Blinds Up In Britain
    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 ...
    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 ...
  • Munitions and More Munitions
    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, ...
    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 ...
  • There Are No Civilians In London
    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 ...
    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 ...
  • Going On To The End
    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 ...
    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 Twentieth Century Crusade at Home and Abroad
    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 ...
    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 ...
  • Salute to Britain
    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 ...
    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 ...
  • Defence of Liberty—There and Here
    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 ...
    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 ...
  • Britain and Canada—Brothers In Arms
    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 ...
    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 ...
  • Some Experiences as a Medical Officer with the Royal Army Medical Corps
    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 ...
    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 ...
  • On Active Service with the Fighting Forces
    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 ...
    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 ...
  • With the Prime Minister in Great Britain
    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, ...
    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 ...
  • The Puzzling Years Ahead
    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 ...
    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 ...
  • Hitler Holds All Europe
    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 ...
    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 ...
  • Britain Sees It Through
    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 ...
    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 ...
  • A Battalion Commander's Experience in the First Year of the War
    Haldenby, Brigadier Eric W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1941), 10 Oct 1940, 112-128     A very simple account of the first year of the war as experienced by a battalion commander in the First Canadian Division. Arrival on New Year's Eve in England. Stationing at Aldershot, the greatest military settlement in the world. Finding elaborate precautions for air-raids. Taking part in a review of ...
    Haldenby, Brigadier Eric W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1941), 10 Oct 1940, 112-128   A very simple account of the first year of the war as ...
  • What I Have Seen Over There and Over Here
    Baxter, A. Beverley, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1942), 6 Oct 1941, 54-69     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club. The trip from Britain to Canada. Going back again in a few days. The unity and spirit and laughter in Britain, and their profound effect upon the war. Impressions from Britain and the British. Significant changes happening ...
    Baxter, A. Beverley, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1942), 6 Oct 1941, 54-69   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian ...
  • St. George Meets New Dragons
    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 ...
    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 ...
  • The Old Country Carries On
    Wrench, Sir Evelyn, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1941), 19 Sep 1940, 81-96     Some introductory remarks about Canada and the spirit of unity the speaker has seen during his current visit. The journey from London. Looking at England from the outside. The unity and spirit of the British people. Everyone pulling their weight, trying to help in every way they possibly can, from ...
    Wrench, Sir Evelyn, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1941), 19 Sep 1940, 81-96   Some introductory remarks about Canada and the spirit of unity the speaker ...
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