Bunker Archaeology: The German WW2 “Hohlgangsanlage” bunkers of Aegina island, Greece, by Konstantinos Kirimis

By Pierre Kosmidis Research and photos by Konstantinos Kirimis, submitted to www.ww2wrecks.com and used by permission Among the various bunkers and fortifications built by the German occupation forces all over Greece during World War 2, this specific “cave-shelter” (Hohlgangsanlage, according to the German technical terminology of the time) is located in the Northern Fortress of Aegina (see Note 1, […]

“Εχθροί στη ζωή, αδέρφια στο θάνατο” – Η αναστήλωση του μνημείου στο ύψωμα 731

By Pierre Kosmidis Photos by George Krikelas  Το ύψωμα 731 αποτέλεσε πεδίο σκληρών μαχών ανάμεσα στους Έλληνες και τους Ιταλούς, το Μάρτιο του 1941, κατά τη διάρκεια της αποτυχημένης εαρινής επίθεσης των Ιταλών, υπό το βλέμμα του Μουσσολίνι. Ο λόφος 731 (ονομάστηκε έτσι από το υψόμετρό του) βρίσκεται περίπου 20 χιλιόμετρα βόρεια της Κλεισούρας και […]

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 […]

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 and Ken Joyce   UPDATE: According to respected researcher Mr. Manolis Bardanis, the Halifax was […]