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14-18 Tanks in Bastille Day Parade.
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Our friends in Vaux inform us that the parade in Paris featured chars de la Grande Guerre. Video here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Up2OqHpdjQ

 



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Matters arising from the coverage of the parade:

This is our old favourite photo of an FT in Kabul. IIRC we weren't able to pinpoint its exact location.

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This is another view of the tank, shown in the TV coverage of the parade. I hadn't seen it before.

FT_Afghan_new.jpg

One of the men co-hosting the coverage says he and two military colleagues discovered the tank outside a barracks in Afghanistan, shortly after the Taliban left, and he took the photo. I've listened to the commentary but haven't heard his name mentioned. Can anyone i.d. him?

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Unfortunately, the reason he gives for the FT being there is that Britain was "in Afghanistan in the 1920s", and bought them from France to use there. He also describes them as FT 17, which is disappointing.



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Bonjour James,

It is Pierre Servent, who did a lot of mistake . . . . . but, he was not the only one !

His CV is on "wikimachin"

Bon dimanche - Michel



-- Edited by Tanker on Sunday 16th of July 2017 11:52:04 AM

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Merci Michel, et Bonne Fête du 14 Juillet! 



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