BOAC Airlines Hong Kong advertisement
'Hong Kong – marketplace of the Orient; city of million lights; exotic, colourful, fascinating. You can stop over in Hong Kong when you fly BOAC, west to Europe and Britain or east to Tokyo and America. Book with your travel agent now.'
Jack Grimsley composed the music for this advertisement for British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC), the British state-owned airline created in 1939.
In 1974, it merged with British European Airways to form today's British Airways.
Image: detail from BOAC advertising poster.