• Short Summary

    Polish motor trucks called "Star 20" under construction in factory.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused material.

    Polish motor trucks, Starachowice, Poland.

    Various shots men in F.S.C Star factory assembling new Polish motor trucks (that weighs 3 and a half ton) called "Star 20". MS "Star 20" trucks driving out of workshop complete.

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    Unissued unused
    British Pathe
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:44:00 / 01:43:15:00
    UN 2189 G

Comments (3)

  1. jamied says

    The factory is that of F.S.C Star.

    The factory was located in Starachowice, Poland.

    The date of 1940 must be wrong. Firstly Poland was under German occupation by this time, so they'd be far more likely to have been making military vehicles rather than the commercial ones seen here.

    Secondly, the "Star 20" shown being assembled here was apparently not first built until 1948.

  2. jamied says

    Further to my previous comment, Polish Wikipedia says that Star 20 trucks (like the ones seen being made here) were made between 1948 and 1957. Perhaps those years could form the clip's new date range?

  3. British Pathé says

    A sensible conclusion. Does anyone know when this is from?

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