• Short Summary

    THE LONDON MOTOR SHOW, INTERNATIONAL SHOP WINDOW FOR BRITAIN'S BEST-SELLING EXPORT, CLOSED TODAY (SATURDAY) WITH ORDERS TOTALLING OVER 200 MILLION, ITS BIGGEST SALES SUCCESS EVER.

  • Description

    THE LONDON MOTOR SHOW, INTERNATIONAL SHOP WINDOW FOR BRITAIN'S BEST-SELLING EXPORT, CLOSED TODAY (SATURDAY) WITH ORDERS TOTALLING OVER 200 MILLION, ITS BIGGEST SALES SUCCESS EVER. BUT, FOR THE FIRST TIME IN ITS 44 YEARS EXISTENCE, NO FLAGS FLEW OVER EARLS COURT ON THE FINAL DAY - THE RESULT OF A DIPLOMATIC DISPUTE.

    IT ALL CENTERED ON THE FLAG OF THE GERMAN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC. THE FEDERAL GERMAN AUTHORITIES, WHICH DO NOT POLITICALLY RECOGNISE EAST GERMANY, PROTESTED AND SAID THE FLAG MUST GO. BUT THE SHOW ORGANISERS REFUSED TO LOWER JUST ONE OF THE 13 FLAGS, REPRESENTING EACH OF THE EXHIBITING COUNTRIES. SO THEY HAULED DOWN THE LOT " EAST AND WEST GERMANY'S WITH THE REST, INCLUDING THE UNION JACK.

    INSIDE THE BUILDING, BIG CROWDS - THE LAST OF 550,000 VISITORS - MILLED AROUND THE MANY STANDS RELUCTANT TO LEAVE TILL THE FINAL MINUTE. THEN, SECTION BY SECTION, THE SHOW SLOWLY CAME TO A STOP... ENDING AT LAST IN TRADITIONAL STYLE, WITH THOUSANDS OF LEAFLETS FLUTTERING DOWN FORM THE GALLERY AND ONE LONG BLARE OF HORNS FROM THE HUNDREDS OF CARS SOUNDING A GRAND FINALE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3X243PI875FU3IPJ2WIRFAOW
    Media URN:
    VLVA3X243PI875FU3IPJ2WIRFAOW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/10/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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