British Empire Exhibition: The forgotten event that took the world to Wembley

There were also regular performances of the grand-sounding Pageant of Empire, which had a cast of about 15,000 amateur performers along with some 300 horses, 500 donkeys, seven elephants, llamas, bulls, 730 camels, 72 monkeys, three bears, 1,000 doves, hawks and a macaw.

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