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Legend

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Trans-America Convoy, 1919.
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Marginally outside our subject, but this trip was led by Dwight Eisenhower, and the film is most entertaining.

There is a small debate in The Encyclopaedia That Any Clown Can Edit as to whether a tank, either an FT or an M1917, accompanied the convoy. I can't see one in the film, but you will see very clearly a Holt Artillery Tractor, which might be what has confused certain sources.

 

https://youtu.be/hZJKxkfF1D8



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Yes, no sign of a tank. The little tracked mover is shown several times, at 11.51 it's being unloaded off the back of a truck, the combined weight having caused a wooden bridge to fail.

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Aha! Interesting stuff on the tractor here: http://www.farmcollector.com/tractors/mystery-of-the-maxwell-crawler-tractor.aspx



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I think it was built by Maxwell under licence. I will have a check later on.



-- Edited by Great War Truck on Friday 2nd of September 2016 10:38:57 AM

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