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  • Address
    Text  His Excellency the Right Honourable The Earl of Athlone, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1941), 20 Jan 1941, 298-308     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club. England and the English Inheritance. England referred to as "the Old Country." Some history of England. Challenges to the rule of the British Empire. An examination of the causes which have led to the dissolution of the ...
    Text  His Excellency the Right Honourable The Earl of Athlone, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1941), 20 Jan 1941, 298-308   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club. England and the English Inheritance. England referred to as "the Old Country." Some history of England. Challenges ...
  • An Address By His Excellency, Viscount Alexander of Tunis
    Text  Alexander of Tunis, His Excellency, Viscount, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1947), 3 Oct 1946, 8-14     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. The speaker's travels across Canada over the last six months. The basic industries he has visited. Being impressed by the mechanical efficiency by which Canada deals with the rich resources of the country and by ...
    Text  Alexander of Tunis, His Excellency, Viscount, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1947), 3 Oct 1946, 8-14   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. The speaker's travels across Canada over the last six months. The basic industries he has ...
  • Aid to Russia Through the Persian Gulf
    Text  Rhodes, Brigadier Sir Godfrey, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1946), 31 Jan 1946, 206-218     Four years of aid to Russia through the Persian Gulf. A general picture of what was done, and in particular, a description in some detail of the British share of this work. Germany's attack of Russia without warning, and contrary to treaty, in June of 1941. England's position at the ...
    Text  Rhodes, Brigadier Sir Godfrey, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1946), 31 Jan 1946, 206-218   Four years of aid to Russia through the Persian Gulf. A general picture of what was done, and in particular, a description in some detail of the British share of ...
  • The Alaska Highway and Post-War Reconstruction and Rehabilitation
    Text  MacNicol, John R., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1943), 12 Nov 1942, 155-170     The material resources of Canada. A presentation of Alaskan geography, with maps. The origin of the Alaska highway, beginning with a description of Alaska. The Alaska highway as a military road, controlled by Canada for the duration of the war, but with American ownership after the war. The importance of ...
    Text  MacNicol, John R., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1943), 12 Nov 1942, 155-170   The material resources of Canada. A presentation of Alaskan geography, with maps. The origin of the Alaska highway, beginning with a description of Alaska. The Alaska highway as a military ...
  • 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 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 ...
  • As The Allies Face The Future
    Text  Chevalier, Colonel Willard, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1945), 16 Nov 1944, 112-132     A glimpse into what American business men are thinking and talking about, together with a quick glimpse of how they are preparing to face the future. Some remarks about the political campaign just ended in the United States. Postwar planning. The discussion proceeds under the following headings: War Production; The ...
    Text  Chevalier, Colonel Willard, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1945), 16 Nov 1944, 112-132   A glimpse into what American business men are thinking and talking about, together with a quick glimpse of how they are preparing to face the future. Some remarks about the ...
  • Australia
    Text  Glasgow, Major-General The Honourable Sir Thomas William, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1941), 12 Sep 1940, 70-80     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and the Canadian Club. The speaker's association with Canadian in South Africa, in 1899, and in France in 1916. Australia and the way in which Australia faces any great problem which arises. Some words from the Australian Prime Minister, Mr. Menzies, ...
    Text  Glasgow, Major-General The Honourable Sir Thomas William, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1941), 12 Sep 1940, 70-80   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and the Canadian Club. The speaker's association with Canadian in South Africa, in 1899, and in France in 1916. Australia and ...
  • Axis Occupation of Holland
    Text  Fung, K.S., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1942), 9 Apr 1942, 371-379     The speaker's experiences in Holland, being there for a year and a half during the German occupation. Things heard, seen, and learned, personally. The German invasion of Holland. Reasons and circumstances for surrender. The German government in Holland. Reduction of bicycle tax. Confiscation of goods, food, and vehicles. Rationing food ...
    Text  Fung, K.S., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1942), 9 Apr 1942, 371-379   The speaker's experiences in Holland, being there for a year and a half during the German occupation. Things heard, seen, and learned, personally. The German invasion of Holland. Reasons and ...
  • A Battalion Commander's Experience in the First Year of the War
    Text  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 ...
    Text  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 ...
  • The Battle Against Rising Prices
    Text  Wilson, Kenneth R., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1942), 12 Mar 1942, 310-325     The issue of price control. First reactions to the new policy. Success of the programme. The essential reasons for the programme. The pseudo-controls instituted hours after the outbreak of war in September, 1939. Why it was felt by midsummer, 1941, that more drastic action must be taken. The nub of ...
    Text  Wilson, Kenneth R., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1942), 12 Mar 1942, 310-325   The issue of price control. First reactions to the new policy. Success of the programme. The essential reasons for the programme. The pseudo-controls instituted hours after the outbreak of war ...
  • 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 ...
  • The Blitzkrieg In Flanders
    Text  Clark, Gregory, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1941), 15 Aug 1940, 33-49     Anecdote and impression from the speaker's recent trip to France. Rousing Canada to the full reality of this war. The danger that all free men now face. Our enemy today the enemy of our ideals, of our minds, of our everyday thoughts, of our freedom. What we lose, if we ...
    Text  Clark, Gregory, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1941), 15 Aug 1940, 33-49   Anecdote and impression from the speaker's recent trip to France. Rousing Canada to the full reality of this war. The danger that all free men now face. Our enemy today ...
  • 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 ...
  • Britain and the Future
    Text  King-Hall, Commander Stephen, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1944), 21 Oct 1943, 50-64     The question "Am I my brother's keeper?" as a political and economic fact, not solely a moral issue. Some words on war and peace. The costs of war. The effort we are prepared to put forth for peace. The lack of progress made on the front of poverty. Conditions of ...
    Text  King-Hall, Commander Stephen, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1944), 21 Oct 1943, 50-64   The question "Am I my brother's keeper?" as a political and economic fact, not solely a moral issue. Some words on war and peace. The costs of war. The effort ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • British Commonwealth & Empire Co-Operation
    Text  Somerville, Sir James F., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1946), 1 Nov 1945, 72-81     The speaker's personal and professional background. His impressions of Canada some 50 years ago. Some words on the tensions between those in the new country, and those in the old, and how they view each other. The disappearance of these "little frictions and distempers" when we fight "side by side ...
    Text  Somerville, Sir James F., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1946), 1 Nov 1945, 72-81   The speaker's personal and professional background. His impressions of Canada some 50 years ago. Some words on the tensions between those in the new country, and those in the old, ...
  • Canada
    Text  Bennett, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1943), 13 Oct 1942, 120-138     A joint meeting of the Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club. Some of the impressions of the speaker with respect to the Empire affairs and with respect to Canada and its relation to the Empire. The misunderstandings of the position of Canada and the other Dominions within the ...
    Text  Bennett, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1943), 13 Oct 1942, 120-138   A joint meeting of the Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club. Some of the impressions of the speaker with respect to the Empire affairs and with respect to ...
  • Canada and the Empire of Tomorrow
    Text  Murray, Major Gladstone, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1944), 14 Oct 1943, 32-49     A stage in the war when the future must be considered. Justification now for certain conclusions; the victory of the United Nations assured; the collapse of Germany; the reduction of Japan; afterwards, a period of uncertainty. A discussion proceeds under the following headings: The German Problem; Hitler; Episode Two; Dodging ...
    Text  Murray, Major Gladstone, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1944), 14 Oct 1943, 32-49   A stage in the war when the future must be considered. Justification now for certain conclusions; the victory of the United Nations assured; the collapse of Germany; the reduction of ...
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