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Spectacular glimpse of the time
Marvellous rare color glimpse of a carefree festival in one of the world's most famous cities, just before all heck broke loose and the world went to war.
This travelogue celebrates the 1937 Paris Exposition which was Europe's last fling before the start of the Second World War. The scenes of the international pavilions are wonderful especially the shots of the massive pavilions of the USSR and Nazi Germany. Those two buildings were designed to out match each other as representative of two competing ideologies. At the close of the exposition all was demolished although the massive statue topping the Soviet Pavilion was removed and returned to Moscow. Within a year, Germany annexed Austria and demanded the Sudetenland be given to them and two years later the War began. The 1937 Paris Exposition was one of the more impressive international expositions of the 1930s, the decade of great fairs. It was rivaled by large expositions in Brussels, Chicago, San Francisco and New York with smaller fairs in San Diego and Cleveland. Great documentary.