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  • RARE track link section from German Goliath tracked mine from centre of Warsaw, scene of the Battle in August 1944 the ‘Warsaw uprising

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    Track link section from German Goliath tracked mine the section is 12 inches long it has ripped up in an explosion it is in relic but solid condition. The link was recovered during road works in 2016 from centre of Warsaw, scene of the Battle in August 1944 the ‘Warsaw uprising’ when on 1 August, the Polish Home Army launched the attack on the Germans for control of the City.This section is a very rare find from the battlefield as Goliath's were only used in small numbers this section comes with a laminated 5X7 information sheet with photo.

    The Goliath tracked mine - complete German name: Leichter Ladungsträger Goliath (Sd.Kfz. 302/303a/303b) - was a remote-controlled German-engineered demolition vehicle.Employed by the Wehrmacht it carried 60 or 100 kilograms (130 or 220 lb) of high explosives, depending on the model, and was intended to be used for multiple purposes, such as destroying tanks, disrupting dense infantry formations, and demolition of buildings and bridges. Goliaths were used on all fronts where the Wehrmacht fought, beginning in early 1942. They were used principally by specialized Panzer and combat engineer units. Goliaths were used at Anzio in Italy in April 1944, and against the Polish resistance during the Warsaw Uprising in 1944. A few Goliaths were also seen on the beaches of Normandy during D-Day, though most were rendered inoperative due to artillery blasts severing their command cables.

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