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Legend

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I stumbled across this. I haven't seen it before. Have I completely misunderstood it?

Schneider_Canada.jpg

The actual web page won't let me in, for reasons that I don't understand but I'm sure someone else will. The link reads:

http://silverhawkauthor.com/French_Schneider_CA1_tank_GTR_yards_Toronto_Ontario_2_Nov_1918

Is this genuine? Is this the Schneider on its way to Aberdeen Proving Ground via Toronto? Or is it all nonsense?

 



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Hello James,
i can get to that page but once i was on it, there is no trace of the picture or a story behind it.
I did search on the page and found nothing.
Maybe someone else?
Best regards,
Willem

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I've sent an email to Harold, who runs the website, my browser just gets redirected to the home page.

Regards,

Charlie

 



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Ah. It seems that our French friends are all over this one:

http://pages14-18.mesdiscussions.net/pages1418/Pages-d-Histoire-Artillerie/Artillerie-Speciale-chars-d-assaut/artillerie-deuxieme-schneider-sujet_2697_1.htm

We learn that two Schneiders crossed the Atlantic, and that this one found its way to Boston, Mass.

This is the railway company, which all makes sense. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Trunk_Railway



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Harold replied. The Schneider CA1 in Toronto is discussed on the page:

http://silverhawkauthor.com/royal-canadian-armoured-corps_316.html (scroll down lots)

not the url quoted earlier.

Harold's take on the Schneider in Toronto is:

<quote from email - also on website>

I found the photo in our Library and Archives section (mislabeled).

French First World War Schneider CA 1 tank loaded on a train in Toronto, Ontario, 2 Nov 1918.  (Library  and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3401750). 

According to research by Robert Robinson, a French Schneider tank that had served with Groupe AS 17 du Groupement n° IV and that had seen action in France, was presented to Boston.  For some reason this tank was shipped through Canada on the Grand Trunk Railway as shown here in the railway yards in Toronto.   Its unit markings can be seen.  It was eventually displayed as the Soldiers and Sailors monument on Boston Common for a number of years.  Its history afterwards is murky, but it may have been the Schneider tank located at Aberdeen for a while.

<end quote>

Charlie

 



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 Bonjour,

 The only "research" from Mr Robert Robertson was, probably to read my topics, in "Pages 14-18" about Schneider and Saint Chamond in America . . . . It's always hilarous for me, to see "Wikimachin" put as a reference !

8 Janvier 2013 :

http://pages14-18.mesdiscussions.net/pages1418/Pages-d-Histoire-Artillerie/Artillerie-Speciale-chars-d-assaut/artillerie-speciale-schneider-sujet_1600_1.htm

23 Juin 2015 :

 http://pages14-18.mesdiscussions.net/pages1418/Pages-d-Histoire-Artillerie/Artillerie-Speciale-chars-d-assaut/artillerie-speciale-chamond-sujet_2349_1.htm

03 Mars 2017 :

http://pages14-18.mesdiscussions.net/pages1418/Pages-d-Histoire-Artillerie/Artillerie-Speciale-chars-d-assaut/artillerie-deuxieme-schneider-sujet_2697_1.htm

" it may have been the Schneider tank located at Aberdeen for a while"

                         No !   It's definitively not the same Schneider !

All links about this was on Landships (between 2011 and 2015 . . . . )

Bonne journée - Michel



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