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Old 22-12-08, 10:43
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Default Marmon Herrington Tank Find - Canada

Can anyone shed some additional light on this recovery? Any photos etc.

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=508_1229917269

(There are a few shots of the tank at the end of the video)

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Old 22-12-08, 11:38
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Wow Nice recovy
But what a lazy camera men did film the tank

I found this web site http://www.geocities.com/spoelstra.geo/m-h/tank.html
and is saying that the tanks were made Between 1935 and 1942
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Old 22-12-08, 11:48
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Not so much a lazy one - I think what you were looking at was the unedited footage, Normally the interview is done first, then overlay footage as they have done here. In the edit they take selected parts of the interview and overlay it with what the subject is speaking about. There may well be extra shots of the tank which are not on this clip.
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Old 22-12-08, 12:01
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HI,
You must be right anyway if i was the camera men i wont film the guy taking only the tank
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Old 22-12-08, 22:30
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Hi Guys
Just spotted the video of that Marmon Herrington tank that was found, I have the complete drive line for one of these sitting in one of my sheds if the owner is interested, just about as rare as rocking horse s..t ,I would say, Regards Ron
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Old 23-12-08, 03:24
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hi gents

i have a good friend who lives out in newfoundland and is a collector. by all accounts, there is a treasure trove of stuff out there to be recovered. for several reasons, remoteness, topography, no local interest, ect, this stuff still exists. i suspect, we will be hearing of more newfoundland treasure hunts in the future.
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Old 23-12-08, 10:57
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hi gents

i have a good friend who lives out in newfoundland and is a collector. by all accounts, there is a treasure trove of stuff out there to be recovered. for several reasons, remoteness, topography, no local interest, ect, this stuff still exists. i suspect, we will be hearing of more newfoundland treasure hunts in the future.
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Old 23-12-08, 14:28
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Lord, save us from uninformed talking heads! This guy knows so little about Canadian history he is dangerous. His knowledge of Newfoundland military history is even worse. His only excuse is wearing an Air Force blue beret and not a black one. The trains on rail cars he mentions were US WWI vehicles shipped famously to Camp Borden.

This is an early WWII Marmon Harington that was brought to Newfoundland, which was still a British colony until 1949. There was a substantial US garrison on "The Rock", and this tank, plus others, would have been an element of the defences. There would have been no requirement to bring it on-strength post-war because Canada had a substantial army by then, and a tank marginally better than a Universal Carrier would have been pointless. However, in 1939, '40, '41 this would have been a passable local defence contribution to slow down any anticipated German attackers.

The Service Battalion he mentions recognized this was a prize when it was recovered 6 - 8 - 10 years ago. I personally recall answering questions from an earnest but overtasked 2Lt (or even OCdt). Whatever I passed on at the time has been forgotten or ignored. Best check my records .... and advise Maj R Long of his find. And maybe, to prepare his notes better before looking so uninformed.
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Old 24-12-08, 02:17
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I can see it now...the local legion will raise enough funds to have a local boy "weld 'er up" (it is in Neuf, after all) and set it on a concrete pad outside the legion hall. All attempts by to acquire it by organizations or individuals that would actually restore it will be rebuffed. In fact, the more interest shown in it, the more steadfast the legion will be in letting it sit out front and rot.
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