• Short Summary

    Exhibition in Brussels opened by King Baudouin. Good shots of the Atomium.

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    Full title reads: "Brussels. The World On Show".

    Brussels, Belgium. Brussels Exhibition opened by King Baudouin.

    GV Air view. The Brussels Exhibition. GV Atomium consisting of nine huge spheres. Based on structure of an iron molecule. In the eighth of the spheres, Britain has a National Display of Industrial Atomic Developments. In the ninth, it is a restaurant. CU Atomium, people mingling around base of same. Angle shot Various flags and banners.

    CU King Baudouin getting into car and sitting next to his brother, Prince Albert. SV Queen Elizabeth of Belgium shaking hands with officials, behind her is ex-King Leopold's wife, both walk toward car. CU Ex-King Leopold walking to car and getting in. SV Mounted cavalry preceding Royal car through grounds of Exhibition. SV King Baudouin's car driving slowly past crowds, through exhibition. CU King Baudouin and Prince Albert turning round in car.

    GV Crowds and atomium. SV Crowds waving. LV King Baudouin steps onto rostrum to press button for opening ceremony of kindling the flame in the centre of square and starting fountains. GV Fountains. GV Exhibition. GV British Pavilion. SV name 'British Industry'. GV Int. British Pavilion. SV Old couple at old-fashioned spinning wheel. GV Swiss pavilion. GV Name 'Suisse'. GV Int. Men looking at the atomic clock. GV Plaque with 'Atomic Clock' written in various languages. SV Large atomic clock with seconds flashing round. SV Four men timing their watching from atomic clock. GV Ext. Russian pavilion. AS French Pavilion. GV Ext. USA (American) Pavilion. LV Chinese pagoda. Travel shot, towards Atomium. CU Over heads of people below. LV Exhibition buildings with cars. GV Exhibition grounds and atomium in background.

    (F.G.) Selected originals exist for this item - see other records.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:18:53:00 / 01:20:54:00

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