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Franco-British Exhibition (1908)
The Franco-British Exhibition (1908) was held in area of London now called White City. It celebrated the Entente Cordiale which had been signed by the United Kingdom and France in 1904. The Olympic Games were held in the district alongside the festivities. The exhibition attracted 8 million visitors.
Limericks were used to advertise this event: here are two of them.
A maiden of coy disposition, Met her fate at the Bush Exhibition, When his great love he told her, Placed her head on his shoulder, And enjoyed the happier position. In an Anglo-French section one night, A Youth met a Maiden, gay and bright, But her idea of pleasure, Was of such boundless measure, He left with heart heavy - purse light.
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