EE wrote:How did this end up in Canada????
Well.....we were one of the victors in that war. We brought it back. I don't think that Festung Europa made it this far West!!
Actually an enterprising young infantry Captain(acting), brought back quite a collection by basically fooling the Cdn goverment at the end of the war. While waiting re-pat he formed a group of like soldiers into a strictly un-official collections team and commenced to gather an example of all he could find as far as German equiptment went. From a King Tiger to a Schmiesser. The V2 he stole from the Brits had to be returned as the USA and UK said we weren't allowed to have it. The Officers name was Farley Mowat, an author of some distinction here.
I should think these were part of the Arty. Apparently the Armour has been mis-placed and by some accounts was buried in a large deep hole sometime in the late 40's or 50s.
I am currently looking for these tanks as it appears to have happened close to where I live. 6 years now and no firm leads. I was trying to get a Maritime Patrol Plane to come up and flyover using the MAD (Magnetic Anomoly Detection) gear but 'Higher" said "No friggin way".
EE wrote:Usually such a nice example would be placed behind glass so no one could touch it!
Perhaps there but here; they've been outside for decades!!
BTW do you guys still make "Hansa" beer? Mmmmm yummy. 8)