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  • The Turning of the Tide of War
    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 ...
    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 ...
  • Britain At War
    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 ...
    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 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 ...
  • St. George and Merrie England
    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 ...
    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 ...
  • Spotlight on Europe
    Frost, Rex, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1938), 17 Feb 1938, 245-262     The speaker's recent trip to Europe: anticipations and realities. The significance of the presence of German war vessels in an Italian harbour. The Mediterranean controversy which in recent years has partly formed a basis of misunderstanding between Italy and Great Britain. British strategy in the Mediterranean in the past century ...
    Frost, Rex, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1938), 17 Feb 1938, 245-262   The speaker's recent trip to Europe: anticipations and realities. The significance of ...
  • A New Canadian's Impressions of Britain
    Sclater, Dr. J.R.P., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1926), 23 Apr 1925, 220-233     The differing physical beauty of both Britain and Canada. A description of Britain through the eyes of the speaker. The wildness of Britain, particularly of Scotland. Cricket, and what that game means of Britain. Instances of the sporting spirit of Britain in British politics. The false talk that Britain is ...
    Sclater, Dr. J.R.P., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1926), 23 Apr 1925, 220-233   The differing physical beauty of both Britain and Canada. A description of ...
  • 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 ...
  • From the Heart of Things
    Baxter, A. Beverley, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1938), 9 Sep 1937, 15-28     London as the heart-beat of the world. The situation in Europe taking a sinister and serious turn. A brief look at the history of Europe; the Treaty of Versailles; the League of Nations. The collapse of democracy in Europe and the rise of Hitler. How the situation created Hitler. Events ...
    Baxter, A. Beverley, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1938), 9 Sep 1937, 15-28   London as the heart-beat of the world. The situation in Europe taking ...
  • Britain's New Responsibilities
    Davidson, Mrs. John F., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1936), 14 Nov 1935, 110-119     Ladies Day. Some personal background of the speaker, of events that influenced the person she became. Peace at the core of Britain's new responsibilities. A British election taking place today. A recapitulation of the early happenings in the Spring with intensified activity in Britain, members of the Foreign Staff being ...
    Davidson, Mrs. John F., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1936), 14 Nov 1935, 110-119   Ladies Day. Some personal background of the speaker, of events that influenced ...
  • The Philosophy of War
    Riddell, Hon. W.R., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1915), 6 May 1915, 190-196     The difficult in determining the real causes of the present war. The invasion of Belgium. The war in any case inevitable, and how that was so. The real and efficient cause of the war to be found in the ideals of the Prussian governing class, and the irreconcilable conflict between ...
    Riddell, Hon. W.R., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1915), 6 May 1915, 190-196   The difficult in determining the real causes of the present war. The ...
  • Britain At War
    Dent, J.M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1915), 15 Apr 1915, 156-165     A picture of the Homeland at this time. One or two cases which bear striking evidence to the long determination and preparation of Germany for the war in which they have involved the world. The inward life of England. The reaction of the English people when war was declared. A ...
    Dent, J.M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1915), 15 Apr 1915, 156-165   A picture of the Homeland at this time. One or two cases ...
  • 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 ...
  • The War Mobilization of Great Britain
    Willison, W.A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1917), 1 Feb 1917, 406-416     First, a word on censorship of official secrets during wartime. Learning something in a two-and-a-half year stay in London. The generous praise of the Canadians in England. The speaker's position as representative of his paper in London. Finding the whole nation straining to expedite its war mobilization. London, personifying the ...
    Willison, W.A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1917), 1 Feb 1917, 406-416   First, a word on censorship of official secrets during wartime. Learning something ...
  • Britain's Effort
    Rowell, N.W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1917), 18 Jan 1917, 371-388     Britain's effort; the part which the United Kingdom itself has played in this great war struggle. The question which British statesmen had to face in the early stages of the war: "how could the free, peace-loving, commercial democracy of Great Britain be transformed into a powerful and effective fighting organization ...
    Rowell, N.W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1917), 18 Jan 1917, 371-388   Britain's effort; the part which the United Kingdom itself has played in ...
  • The Commonwealth and Britain's Economic Recovery
    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 ...
    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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Money and Trade
    Stevens, Honourable H.H., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1931), 8 Oct 1931, 199-211     An assembly of fats upon which intelligent men may profitably ponder, and form conclusions which might be helpful in these times of financial stress and strain. Reference to the McMillan Commission, appointed by the British Government a year and a half ago. Some words from the report of that Commission. ...
    Stevens, Honourable H.H., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1931), 8 Oct 1931, 199-211   An assembly of fats upon which intelligent men may profitably ponder, and ...
  • The Symbol of Admiralty Jurisdiction
    Merriman, Right Honourable Sir (Frank) Boyd, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1936), 3 Sep 1935, 19-28     Some history and background to the High Court of the Admiralty. A detailed description of the silver oar and what it symbolizes.
    Merriman, Right Honourable Sir (Frank) Boyd, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1936), 3 Sep 1935, 19-28   Some history and background to the High Court of the Admiralty. A ...
  • 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 ...
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