“O εμφύλιος πόλεμος δεν ήταν αναπόφευκτος”, ο καθηγητής Ιστορίας Πολυμέρης Βόγλης μιλάει για το βιβλίο του “Η Αδύνατη Επανάσταση”

By Pierre Kosmidis Ο αναπληρωτής καθηγητής κοινωνικής ιστορίας στο τμήμα Ιστορίας, Αρχαιολογίας και Κοινωνικής Ανθρωπολογίας του Πανεπιστημίου Θεσσαλίας Πολυμέρης Βόγλης μιλάει για το καινούριο του βιβλίο “Η Αδύνατη Επανάσταση” (Εκδόσεις Αλεξάνδρεια) προκειμένου να φωτίσει πτυχές της εμφύλιας σύρραξης που τόσο ταλανίζει την ελληνική κοινωνία, είτε σε τοπικό επίπεδο, είτε σε επίπεδο διαπάλης ιδεών και αντιλήψεων […]

Takis Lazaridis, the man who escaped the execution by firing squad

By Pierre Kosmidis «Περίλυπος σέρνω αυτές τις γραμμές», γράφει ο Τάκης Λαζαρίδης στο βιβλίο του «Ευτυχώς ηττηθήκαμε σύντροφοι…» που πρωτοκυκλοφόρησε το 1988, προκαλώντας την οργή των πρώην συντρόφων του και έκτοτε έχει επανεκδοθεί 7 φορές: «Διπλά καλότυχοι όσοι, σαν τον πατέρα μου, δεν πήγαν από αδελφικό, αλλά από γερμανικό βόλι. Και για τους ζωντανούς, πώς […]

Markos Danezis: The “magician” who transforms faded memories into vivid images

By Pierre Kosmidis Markos Danezis, from Athens, Greece, has a special talent:  He  transforms old faded photos in realistic pictures, as if they were shot minutes ago, with the latest technology camera. Markos is dedicated to absolute historical accuracy and thoroughly researches all background of the photos he works on, in order to achieve the optimal […]

Horrido! Fighter Aces Of The Luftwaffe

By Pierre Kosmidis Great book covering the top aces of the Luftwaffe with an overview and personal stories of pilots such as Rall, Barkhorn, Marseille and Hartman. First published in 1968, the stories are more immediate to the events, that is these fellows were still alive. Also as 1968, the authors spend some time explaining […]

“Velos” and “Georgios Averoff” the floating museums of Greece

By Pierre Kosmidis Georgios Averof is a modified Pisa-class armored cruiser built in Italy for the Royal Hellenic Navy in the first decade of the 20th century. The ship served as the Greek flagship during most of the first half of the century. Although popularly known as a battleship in Greek, she is in fact […]

May 1941: Operation “Merkur”, the destruction of the nazi fallschirmjäger in Crete

By Pierre Kosmidis May 1941: Operation “Merkur”, the destruction of the nazi fallschirmjäger in Crete   A stunned General: Student looks shocked as he speaks to the nazi parachutists who survived the invasion of Crete. Note their facial expressions, a Pyrrhic victory for Hitler’s chosen ones. (postcard issued with the nazi propaganda magazine Der Adler) […]

Crete, 1941: “A good nazi is a dead nazi”

By Pierre Kosmidis It goes without saying that “a good nazi is a dead nazi”  and Crete, the place of fierce fighting between the Allies and the Germans in May 1941, clearly shocked the nazis, as far as the result of their Pyrrhic victory is concerned. Scores of dead Germans littered the island for days […]