The British presentation can be summed up in three words, yesterday, today and tomorrow. It tells a compelling story, about a peaple who became a great nation and helped shape the history of the world. The pavilion housing it, set amid lagoons and moats to remind visitors of Britain's Island heritage, is dominated by a 200-foot tower. It is on Ile Notre-Dame adjacent to the Expo-Express station.
To step through the gate in its base is to step back 3,000 years.
A journey through time: This is Britain before even the romans came - primitive, wild. But slowly as the centuries spin past, science and industry evolve, until the British set out to explore the world.
A roll-call: Here are the great men of the past - statesmen, inventors, artists and those of today, the new men ringing the changes for tomorrow.
Britain today: A refreshing story of everyday life in Britain.
Geared to advance: From Britain's research laboratories and design offices come a steady stream of new ideas.
Britain in the world: The fifth section is dominated by giant sculptured figures expressing the universal hope for a world at peace. Among them are displays illustrating the spirit of freedom and good neighborliness - qualities essential to realizing such an ideal.
( Document: Official Guide of l'Expo 67, Copyright 1967 by Maclean-Hunter Publishing Co. Ltd. )Man and is World in 1969
The 200-foot tower is a place for music lovers. In a dim, cathedral-like atmosphere, a vast repertory of recorded music is presented. The program is posted outside the pavilion. The visitor finds not only musical pleasure but also serenity and relaxation.
Man and is World in 1969
Cars of yesteryear
Futuring some 30 collectors' items from Canada and Europe, cars of yesteryear on Ile Notre-Dame are displayed against new décor and given heightened effect through special lightning. An appropriate mood is created through background music such as "Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang" and more nostalgic peaces like "My Merry Oldsmobile".
(Man and his world 1969 - Official Guide - published by the city of Montreal)