Imperial International Exhibition

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The Imperial International Exhibition was a world's fair held in White City,[1] London in 1909. It was opened in May 20[2] by the Duke of Argyll[3] and closed in October.

This was the second of five exhibitions to be held at London's White City (following the Franco-British Exhibition and preceding the Japan–British Exhibition) and retained many of the 1908 exhibitions[4] but on larger grounds and with additional amusements including an alpine railway.[3]

This gave the opportunity to reflect on the achievements of the three members of the recently agreed Triple Entente.[4] As part of this France displayed a Dahomey (now Benin) village; and Russia a Kalmuk camp.[4]

Austria, China, Denmark, Italy, the Netherlands and Persia also participated.[3]

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  1. ^ "sport2web olympics.pdf". Retrieved 31 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "28 May 1909 - IMPERIAL EXHIBITION. AUSTRALIAN WOMEN'S WORK. LO...". Retrieved 31 March 20122. 
  3. ^ a b c "Papers Past — Poverty Bay Herald — 22 May 1909 — IMPERIAL EXHIBITION.". Retrieved 31 March 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c "White City Exhibitions - Exploring 20th Century London". Retrieved 30 July 2010. 

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