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Franco-British Exhibition, London - Unity

Franco-British Exhibition, White City, Shepherds Bush, London - Unity. The main focus of the Franco-British Exhibition in 1908 was to celebrate the Entente Cordiale (signed in 1904 between Britain and France) from an economic point of view. Date: 1908

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Britannia Bush Calais Channel Cordiale Dover Economic Entente Exposition Franco Good Marianne Relations Route Shepherds Unity


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This photograph captures the spirit of unity and camaraderie between France and Britain during the Franco-British Exhibition held in White City, London, in 1908. The Entente Cordiale, signed in 1904, aimed to improve diplomatic and economic relations between the two nations, and the exhibition was a testament to the success of this agreement. The image features Marianne, the symbol of France, and Britannia, the personification of Britain, standing together in a show of friendship. The towering structures of the exhibition can be seen in the background, with the Grand Palais and the British Pavilion prominently displayed. The industrial and economic progress of both countries was on full display, with exhibits showcasing the latest advancements in transportation, trade, and technology. The route from Dover to Calais, the shortest sea crossing between the two countries, was a central theme of the exhibition. The importance of this transport link was emphasized through various displays, highlighting the significance of the Channel as a vital artery of commerce and cultural exchange. This photograph is a historical reminder of a time when two great European powers came together in peace and cooperation, paving the way for a stronger and more united Europe. The Franco-British Exhibition of 1908 was a turning point in the history of Franco-British relations, and this image encapsulates the spirit of unity and progress that defined the event.

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