6.7.2004
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Vanquished Goliaths
U.S. Navy photo, dated June 7, 1944

Several disabled German remote-controlled demolition vehicles (called "Goliaths") are examined by personnel of the 2nd Naval Beach Battalion on Utah Beach, June 7, 1944. The wire-guided vehicles were packed with TNT and guided down to the beaches by the German defenders. Most were taken out with grenades before they could inflict any damage on the assault troops.

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