EXPO 58 was the first exposition held after WWII. It was held in Brussels, lasted six months (17/4/58-19/10/58), and 44 countries took part.
The first shots are panoramic – shot from an airplane – views of Belgium. The plane then lands at the airport, where the leading airline at the time seems to have been Swissair.
The camera then goes into the area where the EXPO 58 stands were erected.
The landmark construction was the Atomium depicting a unit cell of an iron crystal, which was the central message of the exposition, a symbol of peace among nations. Even today it is a landmark in Brussels.
The film then shows shots of innovative, futuristic, technological constructions, as well as works of traditional architecture, and laboratory or industrial achievements of each country.
The manner in which visitors travelled around the enormous 120-acre area was by aerial tramway, the first double or triple buses and other innovative vehicles.