• Short Summary

    ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT EXHIBITIONS TO BE STAGED IN SWITZERLAND IN THE PAST 25 YEARS OPENED TODAY, (THURSDAY), AT LAUSANNE, ON THE SHORES OF LAKE GENEVA.

  • Description

    ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT EXHIBITIONS TO BE STAGED IN SWITZERLAND IN THE PAST 25 YEARS OPENED TODAY, (THURSDAY), AT LAUSANNE, ON THE SHORES OF LAKE GENEVA. IT IS THE SWISS NATIONAL EXHIBITION, WHICH AIMS AT SHOWING THE WORLD THE SWISS NATION OF TODAY AND TOMORROW.

    LAST STAGED AT ZURICH IN THE SUMMER OF 1939, THE NATIONAL EXHIBITION WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL THE END OF OCTOBER. CRADLED AMIDST THE IMPOSING SCENERY BETWEEN THE LAKE AND THE HILLS ON WHICH LAUSANNE STANDS, THE EXHIBITION GROUND HAS BEEN LAID OUR AS A CONTINUUM OF HALLS AND PAVILIONS, EACH SURROUNDED BY WELL LAID OUT GARDENS.

    IT COVERS A TOTAL AREA OF 6 MILLION SQUARE FEET AND IS DIVIDED INTO TWO SECTIONS; A GENERAL SECTION, WHICH INCLUDES HIGHLIGHTS OF SWISS HISTORY, A PICTURE OF THE COUNTRY TODAY AND THE POSSIBILITIES FACING SWITZERLAND OF TOMORROW. THE OTHER IS A SPECIAL SECTION ORGANIZED BY THE EXHIBITORS AND COVERS FIVE MAIN FIELDS - THE ART OF LIVING, TRANSPORT OF COMMUNICATIONS, INDUSTRY AND CRAFTS, TRADE AND NATURAL RESOURCES.

    FROM TODAY, LAUSANNE IS EXPECTING TO PLAY HOST TO SOME 12 MILLION VISITORS DURING THE DURATION OF THE NATIONAL EXHIBITIONS - ABOUT ONE-THIRD OF WHOM WILL BE TOURISTS FROM OVERSEAS. TO CATER FOR THE INFLUX, SWISS FEDERAL AUTHORITIES HAVE BUILT A SPECIAL TERMINUS CAPABLE OF HANDLING 15 THOUSAND ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES AN HOUR.

    ORGANIZERS BELIEVE THAT THE EXHIBITION WILL PROVIDE, IN GRAPHIC FORM, THE BEST SYNTHESIS EVER OF SWISS LIFE AND WILL EMPHASIZE TO THE OVERSEAS VISITOR TO THE EXHIBITION THE SOLIDARITY OF THE DIFFERENT NATIONAL GROUPS WHICH MAKE UP THE SWISS NATION.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA37SOKSOWOY7IKW077XMV5959I
    Media URN:
    VLVA37SOKSOWOY7IKW077XMV5959I
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/04/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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