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August 18, 2012 Tanks for the memories

TORONTO - Last Monday, at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa, a 5.5-tonne American version of the First World War French Renault tank was unveiled — one of two in existence in Canada.

The other tank exists in Camp Borden.

The press release announcing the acquisition notes that my father, "defacto founder of the Canadian Armoured Corps," acquired some 250 of these tanks in the early days of the Second World War, when they were already obsolete.

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