Pierre Kosmidis

The "hidden" entrance at Arpalouki fortress. Note the bullet holes on the walls, a vivid reminder of the fierce battles that took place exactly here in April 1941

Lt.Col. (ret.) Ilias Kotridis and the “Metaxas line”

Lieutenant Colonel (ret.) Ilias Kotridis has dedicated his life and efforts unearthing the lost secrets of the “Metaxas Line”, a complex of concrete bunkers and fortresses that withstood the German invasion. The Germans launched their attack on April 6, 1941 and the Greek army stationed at the bunkers caused a significant number of casualties to …

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World War II Wreck of the “Hawk of Kastellorizo”

The experienced technical scuba diver Asım Karsçakar from Turkey made some very interesting underwater photographs of an Italian World War II bomber SM-79 “Sparviero” (“Hawk”). “I dived this aircraft back in 1990 to 1992 and had the opportunity to take some photos and contact the Italian authorities regarding the identity of the aircraft”, Karsçakar said. The …

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