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The 155mm naval gun battery of Trahilas and the Greek Sacred Squadron special operations in Milos island

By Pierre Kosmidis Photos © Andreas Galanos, exclusively submitted to and used by permission. The Greek Sacred Squadron was a special operations unit, which was formed in September 1942 in the Middle East, by volunteer officers, who had escaped from Axis occupied Greece. Its aim was to fight the Axis troops and contribute to the liberation of Greece. Following the […]

The Greek Sacred Band sees action in Tunisia, 1943

By Pierre Kosmidis On 7 February 1943, following Colonel Tsigantes’ suggestion, the Commander of the British 8th Army, General Bernard Montgomery, put the Greek company under the command of General Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque of the “Force L”, later known as Free French 2nd Armoured Division, with the duties of Light Mechanized Cavalry. On March […]

The Battle of Chaeronea, 2 August 338 BC: A day that changed the world

By Pierre Kosmidis Text by the Museum of Cycladic Art Photos © The permanent exhibitions of the Museum of Cycladic Art house objects that tell the stories of people from the Prehistoric to the early Byzantine period. The Exhibition of Cycladic Art inextricably linked to the Museum since its formation, is one of the most […]

Battlefield Archaeology: The WW2 Italian submarine base in previously unpublished photos!

By Pierre Kosmidis Photos by Panagiotis Brokos  CLICK ON THE RED LINKS BELOW FOR FURTHER READING The Greek Dodecanese Islands were under Italian occupation from 1912 to 1943, when fascist Italy capitulated and swiftly changed sides, abandoning their nazi masters and taking sides with the Allies. The Germans then moved on to neutralise the Italian […]

The Air Battle over Mykonos island: 27 January 1944, hell over the Aegean

By Pierre Kosmidis Research by Kostas Koukovinis and Thanos Antonelos Mykonos island  is considered one of the top destinations worldwide. The Greek island combines sandy beaches with buzzing nightlife, attracting tourists from all over the world. Located in the center of the Aegean Sea, Mykonos is also close to Delos island, the sacred island of the […]

Battlefield Archaeology: An insider’s view on WW2 battle relics excavation

By Pierre Kosmidis Military archaeology, the research for battlefield relics dating to World War 1 and World War 2 is a widespread practice in many areas across the world. In Europe, the fierce battles fought on the Eastern Front during WW2, produced millions of dead soldiers, many of whom lay where they fell. Groups of […]