• Short Summary

    ON THE THIRD DAY OF HIS VISIT TO BRAZIL, THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO SEE WHAT INDUSTRIALISATION IS DOING TO THE FACE OF THE VAST SOUTH AMERICAN STATE.

  • Description

    ON THE THIRD DAY OF HIS VISIT TO BRAZIL, THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO SEE WHAT INDUSTRIALISATION IS DOING TO THE FACE OF THE VAST SOUTH AMERICAN STATE.

    AS A CONTRAST TO THE EMPTY PLATEAU AND SIMPLE AGRICULTURAL LIFE OF CENTRAL BRAZIL, HE WAS TAKEN ON MARCH 17TH TO THE GBP2 MILLION PLANT OF DUNLOP DO BRAZIL 50 MILES NORTH OF SAO PAULO. THE FACTORY, OPENED IN 1954, EMPLOYS 1,100 BRAZILIAN WORKERS ON THE PRODUCTION OF AIRCRAFT, CAR AND CYCLE TYRES USING RUBBER FROM THE COMPANY'S 4,000 ACRE PLANTATION IN THE AMAZON BASIN.

    TWO DAYS LATER ANOTHER SAO PAULO FACTORY AWAITED HIS INSPECTION, THE PLANT OF GESSY LEVER (UNILEVER) WHERE A STAFF OF 3,000 PRODUCE SOAP, DETERGENTS AND OTHER TOILETRIES. THE DUKE WORE WHITE OVERALLS AND A FACE MASK. ON THE SAME DAY THE PRINCE WAS GUEST AT THE LOCAL BRITISH AND COMMONWEALTH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WHERE HE DISCUSSED TRADE AND INVESTMENT MATTERS WITH BRITISH BUSINESSMEN.

    MARCH 20, AND A SHORT FLIGHT IN THE HANDLEY PAGE HERALD AIRLINER TO GALEO AIRFIELD, RIO DE JANEIRO. THE VISIT TO THE HARBOUR CITY WAS A BRIEF ONE WITH LITTLE CEREMONY, THE DUKE'S MAIN FUNCTION BEING TO LAY A WREATH ON THE NATIONAL WAR MEMORIAL.

    THE FOLLOWING DAY HE WAS DUE TO ARRIVE IN ARGENTINA, THE LAST COUNTRY OF THE TWO-MONTH SOUTH AMERICAN TOUR.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1YTA2Y3HQ8SXRIZCVVTSNFGCT
    Media URN:
    VLVA1YTA2Y3HQ8SXRIZCVVTSNFGCT
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/03/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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