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The Empire of Man

Nature volume 113, pages 629631 (03 May 1924) | Download Citation



THE note of international welfare sounded by the King and the Prince of Wales at the opening of the British Empire Exhibition at Wembley on April 23 was an appropriate mark of a notable event. The Empire itself is a brotherhood of free peoples of many races and social codes, widely distributed over the earth and subject to diverse geographical influences, but with powers of expansion under their own control. Each group of cells in this organism performs its particular functions independently, yet all are correlated in the scheme of growth, and their activities affect not alone the vitality of the corporate whole but all other human communities. Though the Exhibition is primarily devoted to the display of the natural resources and products of our Commonwealth of nations, it represents also many impressive achievements available for the service of mankind in general. It should conduce, therefore, in the words of the King, to “the peace and well-being of the world,” as well as to the unity and prosperity of the Empire.

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