Swastika on the Acropolis: The truth behind the myths

By Pierre Kosmidis Πολλές φορές, ένας βολικός μύθος είναι προτιμότερος από την ιστορική αλήθεια, σε σημείο που κάποια στιγμή γίνεται “εθνικό αφήγημα”, παρά το ότι οι ιστορικές πηγές και τα τεκμήρια καταδεικνύουν ότι ο μύθος έχει τόση σχέση με την πραγματικότητα, όση και ο… φάντης με το ρετσινόλαδο. Μια τέτοια περίπτωση είναι η έπαρση της […]

April 1941: Operation Marita and the Greek “Maginot Line” that cost the Germans dearly

By Pierre Kosmidis On April 6th 1941, the Germans started their offensive against Greece. The German offensive against Greece, April 1941 Following the stalemate of their Italian allies in the Albanian front and the victories of the Greeks in the mountainous regions of northern Greece and Albania against the Italian army, since the unprovoked attack […]

My failed escape from Crete May 1941, by Charles John Corbould

SOURCE The setting appears to be soon after the invasion by the German Army of the island of Crete in May 1941, and after the incomplete evacuation of Allied troops left many Allied personnel on Crete. Those in charge of those left behind had ordered the troops to surrender to the Germans. It is likely […]

The first and last tank battle in Greece, 13-14 April 1941

By Pierre Kosmidis Photos: Signal Magazine During the early afternoon of 13 April the 33rd Panzer Regiment of the 9th Panzer Division entered Ptolemaida in northern Greece, a town midway between Vevi and Kozani. (CLICK TO READ THE FULL ACCOUNT)     The British had lost their hill positions, abandoning thirty-two tanks and antitank guns […]