The Rt. Hon. Herbert BOWDEN CBE, MP, represented the British Government at Britain's National Day?
LS Pan r/l Hovecraft travelling
ZOOM OUT PAN from rivercraft to LS of Pavilion
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PAN L/R along queue entering Pavilion and tilt up to tower of pavilion
MS interior Pavilion. Mini-car painted colours of the Union Jack (BRITAIN TODAY)
MCS Mini-car headlights with eyelashes "
MS TILT DOWN from movie screen to photo album reading "SHOOT YOUR CHILDREN WHILE THEY'RE STILL YOUNG" "
MS Sculpture of old lady watching TV "
MS Sign reading, "WE LOVE OLD TRADITIONS" "
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MCS Antique display - tilt up to hats on rack
MS TILT UP from large teapot to old lady watching TV and 2 stuffed kitten at tea-table "
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MS H/A sign reading "WE LOVE A CUP OF TEA" "
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MS Concordia display. Aircraft
MS BRM racing car of the Owens Organization
MS BRM racing car - showing rear engine
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MLS Huge metal statues in "BRITAIN AND THE WORLD"
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CS H/A Information buttons in French and English
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MLS L/A Statues
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LS National flags Place des Nations
MS Band of the Royal Canadian Artillery
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ZOOM out from VIP's rostrum. Commissioner General Dupuy and The Rt.Hon. Herbert Bowden
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ZOOM OUT The Rt. Hon. Herbert Bowden, Secretary of State for Commonwealth Affairs, inspecting Guard of Honor (MUSIC)
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MLS Dupuy reading address in English (SOUND)
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MLS Dupuy (speech, English) (SOUND)
MLS Dupuy (speech, French) (SOUND)
LS Crowds watching
MLS Mr. Bowden speaks (SOUND)
MLS Guard of Honour at ease, listening
MLS Mr. Bowden speaks (SOUND)
LS H/A Mr. Bowden speaks (SOUND)
LS Crowd watching
ZOOM out from Guard of Honour - marching away (SOUND: Band -VIVE LA CANADIENNE)
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MS Mr. Bowden with Pavilion official and Dupuy. Interior, pavilion "GENIUS OF GREAT BRITAIN"
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MS Tilt down from statues to entourage. Interior "BRITAIN TODAY"
MCS Same party - interior BRITAIN TODAY. PAN to statue of woman barrister
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MCS L/A mod look display. Pan to Pavilion official and Mr. Dupuy
MLS H/A Mr. Bowden and Mr. Dupuy in "INDUSTRIAL BRITAIN" looking at model of new Cunard liner
MS Group listening to recorded speeches from well display in "BRITAIN AND THE FUTURE" section
MCS Mr. Bowden and Mr. Dupuis listening to recorded speech via earphones "BRITAIN AND THE FUTURE"
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LS H/A Men with cave-men dress encircled by ROMANS; cavemen throw ball into air and all disperse
MLS H/A Cavemen playing football
ABOVE SECTION REPRESENTS HISTORY OF GREAT BRITAIN - The Coming of the ROMANS
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THIS REPRESENTS THE DEFEAT OF THE ROMANS BY THE VIKINGS.
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ABOVE REPRESENTS THE NORMANS CONQUERING THE VIKINGS.
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THIS SEQUENCE CONVEYED THE FACT THAT WITH NOTHING TO DO AFTER THE ANCIENT WARS BRITAIN DECIDED TO INVENT TRADITION.
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THE FOLLOWING SECTION REPRESENTS BRITAIN EXPLORING THE WORLD
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THE FOLLOWING REPRESENTS THE COMING OF THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION IN BRITAIN
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MLS H/A Another group performing different mechanical display
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MLS H/A Mixed group around tea trolley (tea-break)
THE FOLLOWING SEQUENCES REPRESENTS BRITAIN TODAY
MLS H/A Tilt up from couple dancing waltz to others
MLS Crowd watching
MLS H/A Mod dressed group passing cameras waving
MLS H/A 3 mod girls on truck waving
LS H/A Tilt up from E type Jaguar with mod girls to London bus
LS H/A Mod crowd passing audience
MLS H/A "The Road Stars" - 3 London Buskers on float with mod dressed girls. PAN down to cavalcade of British cars with other girls.
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THIS PAVILION HAS SO MUCH TO OFFER IT BOGGLES THE MIND. AND BLIMEY MATE ONE TOUR ISN'T ENOUGH. THE FACTS OF LIFE ARE, HOWEVER THAT IT NORMALLY TAKES 40 MINUTES OF STANDING IN LINE TO GET INTO THE EXHIBIT AND WELL OVER AN HOUR TO EXPLORE IT (WITHOUT ENTERING THE THEATRE) AND THERE ARE ONLY 5 SHORT MONTHS IN WHICH TO COMPLETE THE EXPO TOUR.
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Background: The Rt. Hon. Herbert BOWDEN CBE, MP, represented the British Government at Britain's National Day Ceremonies at EXPO.
The ceremonies of the day began when the Dignitaries took their place on the tribune of honour - the raising of the flag, the cannon salute, the review of the Guard of Honour, Addresses, the National Anthem of Britain. Mr. and Mrs. Bowden then toured the Pavilion. Later, at 5 o'clock Mr. and Mrs. Bowden were also present at the spectacular pop historical pageant, which compressed 2500 years into 40 minutes.
The Pavilion of Great Britain is in 5 enlightening chapters:
SHAPING THE NATION plunges the visitor into the imaginative, theatrical experience of colours, shapes and sounds. In the dark cavernous rotunda the startled participant is carried through the area on a slowly moving floor. All around, rocks are buffetted by waves. Projected on the rocks are historical scenes of primitive Britain, advancing from Stonehedge through the history of Britain's kingship and democracy; to and including the colonizers and merchant adventurers.
THE GENIUS OF BRITAIN serves as a bridge between the past and the present and presents in some detail a record of the many really outstanding contributions Britons have made and are still making to human progress in almost every field of endeavour. A quiet, studious atmosphere pervades this hall of honour.
BRITAIN TODAY sans thatched cottages, castles and crowns.... Here is humorously and wittily displayed contemporary Britons living in a nation meeting the challenge of change, moving forward but carrying with it all that which is acceptable from the past.
INDUSTRIAL BRITAIN shows this highly industrialized country in that sphere-- her latest developments of nuclear energy; the achievements of her science based industry; her contributions to radio astronomy; her lauded telecommunications network; her developments in shipping and air technology, and in the motor industry, etc. etc.
BRITAIN IN THE WORLD ensures that every visitor leaves the pavilion with a sure impression of the nation's place in international affairs; shows how this small island has become a world power with a vital part to play on the international stage... Britain the trader; Britain and the Commonwealth; Britain a world influence; Britain a good neighbour; and Britain in the future, to which she looks forward with hope for all mankind.