Vladimir Putin

Drew, Lieutenant-Colonel George A.

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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 the past. A description of the damaged areas, particularly London. The passing nature of material damage. Disappointments and losses suffered by the British people; their high spirit nevertheless. The will to win. The miracle performed by British industry in the past 16 months. The grave position of Britain and us in the West. The danger of invasion not past. An examination of what Britain has done. Pointing out how far we Canadians must go before we begin to put forward the same comparative effort in this desperate struggle. How Britain is fighting this war. Details of weapon and equipment production. The impressive new aeroplanes. The extent of construction of new ships. The spirit of employers and employees throughout the whole of Britain. How Britain has been able to do what she has done. The importance for Canada to prepare for war. Some words from Winston Churchill. Only one policy for Canada to follow now: as one united people we must demand and support every measure that will call forth from our people the last ounce of effort.

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