Οι Έλληνες ρουφιάνοι των ναζί – Στράτος Δορδανάς: “Το τραύμα της συνεργασίας Ελλήνων με τους κατακτητές δεν έχει επουλωθεί”

By Pierre Kosmidis   Ο Στράτος Δορδανάς, επίκουρος καθηγητής στο Τμήμα Βαλκανικών, Σλαβικών & Ανατολικών Σπουδών του Πανεπιστημίου της Μακεδονίας, μιλάει για το ζήτημα του δοσιλογισμού κατά την περίοδο της κατοχής και σημειώνει ότι  “το τραύμα της συνεργασίας Ελλήνων με τους κατακτητές δεν έχει επουλωθεί”. Παράλληλα, ο ιστορικός και συγγραφέας αναφέρεται στο θέμα των εβραϊκων […]

“Oria” shipwreck, the watery grave of 4,000 POWs in 1944

By Pierre Kosmidis The sinking of the steamship “Oria” in Gaidouronisi, a tragedy in the dark years of the nazi occupation of Greece in February 1944, which  resulted in 4,115 drowned Italian POWs, almost three times as many victims as the Titanic, is largely forgotten and kept in the dark drawers of history. Few people […]

Vickers Wellington: A rare WW2 treasure at the seabed of the Aegean Sea

By Pierre Kosmidis PHOTOS: LENA TSOPOUROPOULOU   www.wreckdiving.gr   The Vickers Wellington bomber found in Sifnos Island at the Cyclades, Greece, is one of the few wrecks of its type -if not the only one- that is preserved in such an excellent condition. Another forgotten page from the years of World War II was discovered thanks […]

Steamship “Patris”: Sitting upright on the seabed for 89 years

By Pierre Kosmidis An unknown wreck was positively identified near Patroklos island in the Saronic Gulf by the diving team of Antonis Grafas in 2014. The steamship “Patris” (“Homeland” in English), formerly the French “Saint Rémi”, sank in the early hours of June 15, 1927, after being rammed by the  steamer “Moschanthi Toya”, formerly the British yacht “Catania”, due to […]

Battlefield Archaeology: The forgotten WW1 struggle at Ravine, May 1, 1917

By Pierre Kosmidis Photos by Giannis Karageorgiou  Giannis Karageorgiou from Greece has extensively researched the forgotten battlefields of the Macedonian Front, also known as Salonika Front, the area which witnessed bitter fighting with many casualties during WW1.   Obscured by the epic battles of the western front during WW1, relatively few are aware of the […]

Aviation Archaeology: Unearthing the WW2 treasures of “Project Lusty”

By Pierre Kosmidis Photos: David J. Gray/Freeman Field Recovery Team Additional reading: Planehunters: Finding WW2 crashed aircraft and keeping the memories alive Shot down but not forgotten: The search for lost WW2 airmen and their crashed aircraft (PHOTOS and VIDEO)  Aviation enthusiasts and archaeologists unearthed possibly the largest “treasure trove” of WW2 aircraft parts and […]

Rod Pearce: Searching for WW2 aircraft wrecks and giving closure

By Pierre Kosmidis Rod Pearce has dedicated his time and efforts finding underwater aircraft wrecks and seeking closure to the families of hundreds -if not thousands- of Missing in Action (MIA) airmen from all nations that fought during World War Two. Rod has been diving in Papua New Guinea for 40 years and is credited […]