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 […]

FOUND! A WW2 aircraft Wreck in the island of Ulysses – Ithaki, Ionian Sea, Greece

By Pierre Kosmidis Ithaki or Ithaca is a Greek island located in the Ionian Sea, off the northeast coast of Kefalonia and to the west of continental Greece. It is the second-smallest of seven main Ionian Islands, after Paxi. The capital, Vathy or Ithaki, has one of the world’s largest natural harbours. Ithaki covers an area of […]

Ο Σταμάτης Πολενάκης από τη Σίφνο και η πρώτη ελληνική ταινία κινουμένων σχεδίων το 1942

ΠΗΓΗ:Copyright © 2014 / Angelos Rouvas Πέντε χρόνια μετά την προβολή της ταινίας “Η Χιονάτη και οι 7 Νάνοι” (1937), την πρώτη μεγάλου μήκους ταινία με κινούμενα σχέδια που υλοποιήθηκε από τον οργανισμό Walt Disney Productions, ένας Έλληνας σκιτσογράφος και αυτοδίδακτος animator, οΣταμάτης Πολενάκης (1908-1997), σχεδιάζει και σκηνοθετεί την πρώτη ελληνική ταινία κινουμένων σχεδίων μικρού […]

The Greco-Italian war of 1940-41. Harsh winter conditions on the mountains of Albania

Pierre Kosmidis The fascist Italian regime under Benito Mussolini decided to invade Greece on October 28th, 1940. The Italian offensive soon turned into a large-scale fiasco, with the Greeks throwing back the “fratelli” inside Albania. The Italians were routed and soon the Greeks took initiatives that lead the battle well inside occupied Albania’s territory. Christmas […]

Bunker Archaeology: The WW2 178 mm coastal artillery emplacement of Fleves island, by Konstantinos Kirimis

By Pierre Kosmidis Photos and information submitted by researcher and author Konstantinos Kirimis, used by permission Author and researcher Mr. Konstantinos Kirimis, from Greece, has conducted extensive and systematic investigation and on site exploration of WW2 bunkers and other fortifications. One such bunker and artillery positions complex, located at Fleves island, still survives to this day, reminding […]

Η πυροβολαρχία των 178 χιλ. του Ναυτικού Οχυρού Φλεβών, από τον Κωνσταντίνο Κυρίμη

By Pierre Kosmidis Φωτογραφίες: Κωνσταντίνος Κυρίμης, δημοσίευση κατόπιν αδείας Ο κύριος οπλισμός του «Ναυτικού Οχυρού Φλεβών (Ν.Ο.Φ.)» ήταν μια πυροβολαρχία (τεσσάρων πυροβόλων) των 178 χιλιοστών, εγκατεστημένη σε δεσπόζον ύψωμα, στο μέσο του νησιού. Τα πυροβόλα (όλα είχαν αφαιρεθεί από το παροπλισμένο θωρηκτό «Λήμνος») βρίσκονταν εδραιωμένα σε μεγάλες τσιμεντένιες βάσεις, με διάμετρο 9 μέτρων. Ο σύγχρονος επισκέπτης, […]