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The Commonwealth in the Twentieth Century; a subject which for the speaker holds special significance. The Coronation in London three months ago. Getting a new Elizabethan age by hard work, courage, and imagination. Some examples. Achievements and contributions of the Commonwealth. Advances in the science of living together in peace; in the art of peaceful, neighbourly living. A new role to be shared by all Commonwealth countries. Being conscious of our power; our collective wisdom and our collective strength. The weakness of being spread out. Strength demonstrated in two world wars, daily at the United Nations assembly. Some personal reminiscences. Living in difficult times with problems and dangers, but with a belief that the Commonwealth has an enormous contribution to make to the rest of the world; in particular, a sense of stability and order.