The West German city of Hanover is currently playing host to hundreds of representatives of domestic and foreign firms taking part in two major commercial shows: The 25th Hanover Industrial Fairs and the 9th International Air show.
GTV PAN Trade Fair
GV & SV Various heavy commercial vehicles (2 shots)
GV PAN French "Moyse" locomotives
SV TILT UP Mechanical digger
GV PAN TU-144 Russian airliner at Air Show
GV INT. TU-144 seating
SV & CU Man in cockpit of TU-144 demonstrating instruments (2 shots)
GV Revolving missile launcher
TV PAN Glider
LV Harrier VTOL takeoff
GROUND TO AIR Harrier flying past
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Background: The West German city of Hanover is currently playing host to hundreds of representatives of domestic and foreign firms taking part in two major commercial shows: The 25th Hanover Industrial Fairs and the 9th International Air show. Our film is an intercut of highlights of both.
The Industrial Fair was opened yesterday (Thursday), by West German Economics Minister Karl Schiller. It has attracted 5,600 exhibitors - nearly one fifth of them from 32 foreign countries. Leading foreign participant is France, with 178 exhibitors; followed by Britain with 150; and Switzerland with 118. At least half a million visitors are expected to visit the Fair before it ends on April 28 - nearly 100,000 from abroad.
The 9th German Aviation Show opened in Hanover today (Friday), with the domestic aerospace industry represented by 121 exhibitors and 11 additional firms; and the 15 foreign countries represented by 195 exhibitors and 119 additional firms. One of the main attractions is the Russian TU-144 airliner, the Soviet's principal challenger to the Concords.
The largest foreign group is the United States, with 117 firms represented; followed in second place by France with 86; and Great Britain in third with 69 companies participating.
The first Hanover air fair was held in 1958 - at which time only 65 firms participated, eight of them from abroad.