The country chosen to host the 1938 Empire Exhibition was Scotland and it took place in Bellahoustn Park, Glasgow. The main aim of the exhibition was to help regenerate the local economy which had suffered badly during the 1930s. The exhibition gave employment, albeit temporary, to people within the host city. Cooks, cleaners, car park attendants, first aiders, engineers, tradesmen and administration staff all benefited in a period of high unemployment. The event was held between May and December. It turned out to be one of the wettest summers on record, however 12 million visitors did attend. Once the exhibition had finished, the prominent high tower of 470 feet was dismantled. This being a necessary precaution as it could have been an easy target for the Luftwaffe. Britain was heading towards a war with Germany.