Relics from the forgotten war: Researcher Yannis Karageorgiou explores a WW1 battlefield in northern Greece

By Pierre Kosmidis Photos by Yannis Karageorgiou, used by permission Battlefield Archaeology: The forgotten WW1 struggle at Ravine, May 1, 1917 Battlefield Archaeology: The forgotten Battle of Skra di Legen, May 29–30, 1918 Researcher Yannis Karageorgiou from Greece, visited a largely forgotten WW1 battlefield, where the British, the French and the Greeks fought against Bulgarians and […]

Aviation Archaeology: Solving the mystery of the RAF Halifax bomber, EB140 624 squadron, crashed on Wednesday, December 1st, 1943

By Pierre Kosmidis Christos Tsiolas and Yiannis Yiannoulas: Crash site and recovered Halifax parts photos Karl Kjarsgaard, Director at the Bomber Command Museum of Canada: Documentation and period photos Chris Stone: RAF 624 Squadron photo Additional information on Operation Swifter by Manolis Bardanis   UPDATE: According to respected researcher Mr. Manolis Bardanis, the Halifax was on its way to […]

“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 […]

Lost in Time: A Ju52 WW2 aircraft wreck by Marco Bartolomucci

By Pierre Kosmidis All photos © by Marco Bartolomucci, used by permission Video © by Davide De Benedictis At a depth of 72 metres below the surface of the sea, another WW2 Wreck is unveiled, a Luftwaffe Ju52 transport aircraft, thanks to the wonderful photos and video by Italian scuba divers Mr. Marco Bartolomucci and Mr. Davide […]

The WW2 shipwrecks that disappeared: Underwater explorer Kevin Denlay’s interview on the lost fleet of the Pacific – PART 2

By Pierre Kosmidis – August 2017 Photos by Kevin Denlay (unless otherwise noted) Historical Photos: Kevin Denlay Collection READ PART ONE OF KEVIN DENLAY’S UNDERWATER EXPLORATIONS: WW2 Shipwreck exploration by Kevin Denlay: “Going back in time and bringing the ships back to life” – PART 1 Kevin Denlay is a pioneer in underwater exploration and has witnessed […]

Walking on the footsteps of ghosts: The eerie WW2 battlefields of 1940-41

By Pierre Kosmidis Photos by Riccardo Iacobini, used by permission Autumn on the mountains of Albania is exploding with colours from a thousand trees. The smell of flowers, the humming of the bees, the birds chirping are all offering a unique experience to the visitor trekking the slopes and plateaus, away from modern civilisation. Yet, on […]

ΑΝΕΛΚΥΟΝΤΑΣ ΤΗΝ ΙΣΤΟΡΙΑ – Η εποποιία της ανέλκυσης ναυαγίων στη μεταπολεμική Ελλάδα

By Pierre Kosmidis Οι φωτογραφίες δημοσιεύονται κατόπιν αδείας από το συγγραφέα κ. Άρη Μπιλάλη Ένα εν πολλοίς άγνωστο, αλλά πολύ σημαντικό κεφάλαιο του Β’ Παγκοσμίου Πολέμου, έρχεται στο φως, χάρη στο βιβλίο “ΑΝΕΛΚΥΟΝΤΑΣ ΤΗΝ ΙΣΤΟΡΙΑ – Η εποποιία της ανέλκυσης ναυαγίων στη μεταπολεμική Ελλάδα” των καταξιωμένων ερευνητών της ναυτικής ιστορίας και συγγραφέων Άρη Μπιλάλη και Κώστα […]

Aviation Archaeology: Unearthing the WW2 treasures of “Operation 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 […]