Stepping back in time: Greek Army soldiers on the train to the front, 1940-2022

By Pierre Kosmidis Photos by Giorgos Vergados © all rights reserved, submitted to www.ww2wrecks.com and used by permission A group of reenactors from the Greek Historical Revival Group, along with photographers of the “Greek Instagramers Events” participated in an event, reviving the Greek Army mobilisation, following the unprovoked Italian aggression against Greece, on 28 October 1940. The reenactors staged […]

Mémorial de Caen: A photo gallery of the Normandy Museum – PART I

By Pierre Kosmidis Photos: www.ww2wrecks.com The Mémorial de Caen, officially opened on June 6, 1988 (the 44th anniversary of D-Day), is a museum and war memorial in Caen, Normandy, France commemorating World War II and the Battle for Caen.  Part I, featuring photos of the Museum exhibits, which cover D-Day, WW2 in Europe and the […]

Άγγελος Τσατάς, ο πρώτος Έλληνας που πάτησε το πόδι του στις ακτές της Νορμανδίας, στις 6:12 το πρωί της 6ης Ιουνίου του 1944.

Κείμενο και φωτογραφίες: © Πιερ Κοσμίδης – www.ww2wrecks.com Απαγορεύεται ρητά η αναδημοσίευση, χωρίς αναφορά στο δημιουργό και την πηγή. Ημερομηνία δημοσίευσης: Πέμπτη 12 Μαΐου 2022, published on May 12, 2022 @ 13:10 Η απόβαση στη Νορμανδία, στις 6 Ιουνίου του 1944 έχει μείνει στην Ιστορία. Όλοι, λίγο ή πολύ, γνωρίζουν όσα συνέβησαν εκείνες τις δραματικές ώρες, είτε από […]

Then and Now: 1945-2017, the Focke-Wulf Fw 200 Condor of Rodos Island, Greece

By Pierre Kosmidis Photos submitted by Panagiotis Brokos “Then” photo source: Bill Marshall, “Now” photo source: Panagiotis Brokos Rodos island, Greece, was one of the last bastions of the 3rd Reich in Europe, as on 8 May 1945 the Germans, under Otto Wagener, surrendered the island as well as all of the Dodecanese to the British, who soon after […]

Then and Now: The Fallschirmjäger memorial in Crete, 1941-2022

The Fallschirmjäger memorial (German: Fallschirmjäger-Denkmal) is a German war memorial for German parachutists who fell during the ten-day Battle of Crete in World War II. The memorial, known to Cretans as the German bird or the Evil bird, was erected in 1941 by the occupation forces and is located about 3 kilometers west of Chania […]

Then and Now: The Japanese coastal battery and USS Colorado 小川砲台

By Pierre Kosmidis The USS Colorado and the destroyer Norman Scott became preferred targets of a battery of three 6-inch guns emplaced in caves behind Tinian Town. These enemy weapons had remained silent in their well-camouflaged positions waiting for just such an opportunity as presented itself on 24 July. Only 3,200 yards off shore lay […]

Μύθοι και αλήθεια: Πόσα αεροσκάφη καταρρίφθηκαν το 1940-41

By Pierre Kosmidis Φωτογραφίες: Νίκος Χριστοφίλης ENGLISH VERSION: The truth behind the myths: How many aircraft were shot down in 1940-41 during the Italian campaign against Greece  Σε κάθε πόλεμο, “το μεγαλύτερο θύμα είναι η αλήθεια”, λένε. Δεκαετίες μετά τη λήξη του Β’ Παγκοσμίου Πολέμου, περιστατικά περιβεβλημένα με την αχλύ του μύθου αποκτούν μια διάσταση […]