Progress: the story of the Rootes Group

United Kingdom, 1955

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Traces the history of the Rootes Group of factories, manufacturers of automobiles and aircraft. Shows the Rootes workshop 40 years ago; the use of mechanized equipment in WW1; amalgamation with the Humber organization; rationalization of the Rootes group resulting in decreased production costs and increased quality of products. The major part of the film illustrates the magnitude of the part played by the Rootes group in manufacturing armoured cars, trucks, bombers, and fighters during WW2.



Cecil Musk

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Edward W. Beckett






Black and White

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Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Factories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Industries - Great Britain

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Manufacturing processes

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Bombers

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → World War, 1939-1945 - Great Britain

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Automobiles

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Automobiles - Design and construction

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain




16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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