L’ Établissement de Communication et de Production Audiovisuelle de la Défense (ECPAD): Un trésor culturel accessible à tous

By Pierre Kosmidis  Photos © ECPAD L’ une des archives audiovisuelles les plus riches au monde, est hébergée à Ivry-sur-Seine, Paris. Il s’ agit de l’ Établissement de Communication et de Production Audiovisuelle de la Défense (ECPAD). La portée des archives comprend plus de 15 millions de photos et 94.000 heures de film, de 1842 à nos jours. […]

Battlefield Archaeology: The mountains of doom in northwestern Greece, by Ntinos Mpampakos

By Pierre Kosmidis Photos © Ntinos Mpampakos, submitted to www.ww2wrecks.com and used by permission One of Nature’s wonders in Greece, is the mountainous region on the northwestern part of the country. Now serene, a haven of wildlife, which attracts trekkers from across the world, these mountains were once the setting of fierce fighting, during the Greco […]

BREDA 1944 historical reconstruction group: A tribute to the 1st Polish Armoured Division

By Pierre Kosmidis All photos © by Pawel Marchlewski, submitted to www.ww2wrecks.com and used by permission On October 29, 1944,  General Maczek’s Polish 1st Armoured Division liberated Breda. Fortunately, the city and its inhabitants did not suffer many losses. Unfortunately, during the liberation many young Polish soldiers died. It was a tragic irony that these Polish soldiers could not return to […]

The rebirth of Typhoon JP843

By Pierre Kosmidis Photos submitted by Ian Slater, JP843 Project Lead, Typhoon Legacy Co. Ltd. exclusively to www.ww2wrecks.com and used by permission Hawker Typhoon JP843 was the fourth production batch of 600 aircraft built by Gloster Aircraft during 1943, deliveries for this batch started 5/4/1943 and ended 12/1943. JP843 was originally fitted with the “Car Door” canopy, faired cannons and early […]

“Moudros”: A WW2 wreck at a depth of 100 metres in the Saronic Gulf

By Pierre Kosmidis Photos and video: © Marinos Giourgas, published under license Aegeantec on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aegeantec/?hl=en   Marinos Aegeantec on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marinos.aegeantec.9 Mr. Marinos Giourgas is an experienced technical scuba diver and Instructor, credited with the exploration of several WW2 Wrecks in Greece. Recently, along with a technical scuba diving team, consisting of Vasilis Spyropoulos OC diver, and Tasos Papapanos and Antonis Strouzas […]

Aviation Archaeology: Solving the mystery of the Lancaster NN775

By Pierre Kosmidis Photos and Research: Cynrik De Decker, Frédéric Pauwels/Collectif Huma, Planehunters and BAHAAT (click links in RED for further reading). It is thanks to the efforts of Aviation enthusiasts that the world finally found out about the sad fate of 7 airmen killed in action in the last days of World War Two. Buried deep in Belgian […]