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Some Geographical Aspects of the British Empire Exhibition

Nature volume 114, pages 128129 (26 July 1924) | Download Citation



THE British Empire Exhibition at Wembley, in 1 the north-west outskirts of London, strikes at once a note on the Empire as a unit. From the Palace of Engineering, with its sense of the fullness of the metallurgical industries of Britain, across the way to the Palace of Industry, almost crowded out with the multifarious products of Britain's factories, one gathers an impression of diversity as shown by fountain-pens and gramophones in contrast with big guns and giant railway engines, of high quality from the silks and laces to the coach-work on the motor cars, of stability from the various types of safe and strong room to the giant turbines; and, withal, there is a feeling of much energy crowded into a tiny space. Visit may succeed visit to these two great palaces, the main monument to the occupations of Britons at home, and yet their innermost recesses, their by-ways, and their out-of-the-way corners would not all be explored; it would appear that the visitor is left deliberately with few indications of the wealth of British products here housed, for each visit brings to light something previously missed and leaves the thought that there is yet something more to find.

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