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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 […]

Reliving the past: Operation Marita and the German invasion of Greece in April 1941, through the eyes or reenactors

By Pierre Kosmidis Photos submitted by Kampfgruppe “Süden” Hellenic Reenactment Group, Kampfgruppe ”Bulgarien”, Asociaţia Deutsches Freikorps and used by permission The German invasion of Greece, codenamed “Operation Marita”, was initiated in the early hours of Sunday, April 6, 1941. The German forces attacked “Metaxas Line”, a series of concrete fortifications, located mainly along the border with […]

WW2 The Lost Footage: Operation Marita, Greece April 1941

By Pierre Kosmidis The blitzkrieg against Greece, codenamed “Operation Marita” started on April 6, 1941. When Operation Marita began on 6 April, the bulk of the Greek army was on the border with Albania, then a protectorate of Fascist Italy, from which the Italian troops were trying unsuccessfully to conquer Greece. German troops invaded through Bulgaria, […]

The Brotherhood of Greek Veterans: Remembering and honouring all veterans and fallen comrades who served in Greece during WW2

By Pierre Kosmidis Information and photos submitted by David Sanderson, Chairman of the Brotherhood of Greek Veterans and used by permission. Thousands of Allied soldiers found themselves in the maelstrom of events following “Operation Marita”, the German invasion of Greece, which unfolded from April 6, 1941, until the end of May, when the Battle of Crete sealed the […]

Marburg: H βαθύτερη ταυτοποίηση ναυαγίου του Β’ Παγκοσμίου Πολέμου στις ελληνικές θάλασσες

Κείμενο και φωτογραφίες: Γιώργος Καρέλας H παρατηρητικότητα του Νίκου Μαυρομμάτη οδήγησε πιθανώς στην ανακάλυψη ενός αμυντικού  όπλου που χρησιμοποίησαν οι Γεμανοί στον Β’ Παγκόσμιο Πόλεμο με σκοπό την εξάλειψη της απειλής των ναρκών. Στο καταδυτικό κέντρο  Aquatic World του Μάκη Σωτηρόπουλου στην Αγία Ευφημία της Κεφαλονιάς τον Ιούνιο η προβολή του video της βαθύτερης ταυτοποίησης […]

Help us identify this Luftwaffe WW2 aircraft part, shot down in April 1941 in Greece

By Pierre Kosmidis Photos submitted by Stavros El An item from a crashed Luftwaffe aircraft in the area of Metaxas Line, shot down in early April 1941, needs to be identified. Expert opinion is welcome! According to respected researcher Joop Hendrix, this part belongs to a Bf109. Respected aviation researcher Thanos Antonelos provided the following information: RAF […]

Found and identified: Two WW2 wrecks lost since April 1941

By Pierre Kosmidis Photos by Helen Tsopouropoulou, used by permission In the bustling port of Piraeus nowadays, thousands of tourists from all over the world are waiting every day to sail for a holiday to the Aegean islands and dozens of ships of all types are berthed at the docks. Credit Image:  John H Marsh Maritime, […]