• Short Summary

    OPENING IN MUNICH TODAY (FRIDAY), WHAT IS DESCRIBED AS THE FIRST WORLD EXHIBITION OF TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS.

  • Description

    OPENING IN MUNICH TODAY (FRIDAY), WHAT IS DESCRIBED AS THE FIRST WORLD EXHIBITION OF TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS. SOME 35 NATIONS HAVE EXHIBITS, RANGING FROM OLD AIRCRAFT TO SPACESHIPS AND OLD MOUNTAIN CABLE-CARS TO THE LATEST IN RAILWAY SLEEPING COACHES.

    IN THIS SPACE AGE, ROCKETS AND SPACECRAFT DOMINATE THE SHOW. IN CONTRAST IS AN OLD GERMAN JUNKERS-52 AIRCRAFT. ThE MONORAIL IS AMONG THE LATEST IN LAND TRANSPORT, AND HAS PROVED A GREAT BOON IN SEVERAL WEST GERMAN CITIES. AND FROM THE HIGH SEAS, A MODEL OF THE 38,650-TON DUTCH LINER "ROTTERDAM."
    FRANCE, MAKING GREAT STRIDES IN TOURISM, IS SHOWING A BUS EQUIPPED WITH COUCHETTES (SLEEPERS). FROM BELGIUM, THE OLD FAITHFUL TRAM, WHICH IS NOW BEING PHASED OUT IN MANY WORLD CITIES.

    THE LATEST IN RAIL COMFORT IS BEING SHOWN BY FRANCE, ITALY AND SWITZERLAND. AND SWITZERLAND IS ALSO SHOWING BOTH OLD AND NEW IN MOUNTAIN CARS, WHICH HAVE SAVED MANY A TOURIST FROM WEARY LEGS.

    TOURISM PLAYS A VITAL PART IN ALL FORMS OF TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS, AND HALL HAS BEEN SET ASIDE SPECIALLY FOR THIS SUBJECT. AIRLINES, CARRYING MORE PASSENGERS THAN EVER, ARE AT THE EXHIBITION IN A BIG WAY.

    FOR MANY TOURISTS, THE ATTRACTION IS NOT SO MUCH THE TRAVELLING, BUT THE BUYING SPREE AT THE OTHER END. WITH THIS IN MIND, MANY COUNTRIES HAVE DEVOTED THEIR DISPLAYS ALMOST ENTIRELY TO LOCALLY-PRODUCED PRODUCTS AND CRAFTWORK.

    UNDER THE ONE ROOF, VISITORS CAN SEE CARVINGS FROM THE IVORY COAST, CRAFTWORK FROM HUNGARY, WOODWORK FROM FINLAND AND DOLLS FROM PORTUGAL. AND NOT TO BE OUTDONE, PORTUGAL'S NEIGHBOUR, SPAIN, HAS BROUGHT ALONG SOME GUITAR PLAYERS TO ADD THAT EXTRA HOMELY TOUCH.

    THE EXHIBITION CONTINUES UNTIL OCTOBER 3.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAF7JHBGUVJ1QLZ7V65J1DSHDM
    Media URN:
    VLVAF7JHBGUVJ1QLZ7V65J1DSHDM
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/06/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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