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There is a photo of Gretchen allegedly in a place called Sainte Cecile. The location turns out to be in southern Belgium, not very near anywhere, and well behind the Armistice line. Now there's a claim that she was "lost" there. I can't see that she was lost in action there - it's nearly in Luxembourg - but she does look abandoned, with m.g.s removed, etc.

Anyone know the story of her fate? Did she really end up in Sainte Cecile? 



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Apparently so..

Rainer Strasheim says in the Tankograd A7V book (p.56):

"- Detailed to Sachy Training Ground near Sedan for the making of a movie about the defensive battle until 23 October 1918

- Abandoned at the railway station in Saint-Cécile in Belgium, approximately 5km east of Sachy

- Believed to have been scrapped right there"

Regards,

Charlie



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Oh, dear. I never thought to look it up. Thank you, Charlie. I must confess I had never noticed that before. 

Shall amend "lost" to "abandoned."

Wouldn't mind finding out more about the film. 



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