Πέμπτη, 15 Μαρτίου 2012

Η άγνωστη συνάντηση του Καραϊσκάκη και του Κιουταχή

Η άγνωστη συνάντηση του Καραϊσκάκη και του Κιουταχή

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Επιμελείται ο ΑΠΕΛΛΗΣ
Η απρόοπτη συνάντηση των δύο ανδρών έγινε την επόμενη μέρα της μάχης του Χαϊδαρίου, όταν ακόμα οι πυροβολισμοί και οι κραυγές ήταν νωπές στην ακοή όσων πήραν μέρος στην μάχη. Ο Καραϊσκάκης και ο Κιουταχής βρέθηκαν πρόσωπο με πρόσωπο απέναντι ο ένας στον άλλο, επί ουδετέρου εδάφους, χωρίς να το περιμένει κανένας απ΄τους δύο και αντάλλαξαν χαρακτηριστικές φράσεις.

Ελληνοσύροι! Αμιούν: Το κέντρο των ελληνορθοδόξων χριστιανών του Λιβάνου…

Ελληνοσύροι! Αμιούν: Το κέντρο των ελληνορθοδόξων χριστιανών του Λιβάνου…

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Αμιούν. Το κέντρο των ελληνορθοδόξων χριστιανών του Λιβάνου.
Αμιούν. Μια πόλη με 15.000 κατοίκους οι οποίο όλοι τους είναι ελληνορθόδοξοι. Αμιούν. Η μεγαλύτερη αποκλειστικά ελληνορθόδοξη πόλη όχι μόνο του Λιβάνου, αλλά και ολόκληρης της Μέσης Ανατολής. Αμιούν. Μια πόλη αραβόφωνων κατοίκων με ελληνική ψυχή.
Αμιούν – Αμ Γιούν. Η πόλη των Ελλήνων.

Η ελληνική αμυντική πολιτική

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Αυτό το ιστολόγιο
 
 
 
 
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Τετάρτη, 14 Μαρτίου 2012

Η ελληνική αμυντική πολιτική

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Του Θανου Π. Ντοκου*
Τις τελευταίες ημέρες υπάρχουν συχνές αναφορές στον ευρωπαϊκό Τύπο σχετικά με το ύψος των ελληνικών αμυντικών δαπανών. Τι ενδιαφέρον! Τώρα ανακάλυψαν οι Ευρωπαίοι εταίροι μας ότι η Ελλάδα ξόδευε για την άμυνα διπλάσια χρήματα από τον ευρωπαϊκό μέσο όρο. Κανείς τους δεν είχε προφανώς αντιληφθεί ότι χώρες όπως η Γαλλία και η Γερμανία ασκούσαν διακριτικές πιέσεις για την αγορά οπλικών συστημάτων κόστους πολλών δισεκατομμυρίων ευρώ στην Αθήνα. Τουλάχιστον οι ΗΠΑ φέρθηκαν λιγότερο φαρισαϊκά στο θέμα αυτό: ποτέ δεν έκρυψαν ότι άλλο οι συμμαχικές/εταιρικές σχέσεις και άλλο οι business όπλων

ΑΘΑΝΑΤΕ ΕΥΑΓΟΡΑ

ΑΘΑΝΑΤΕ ΕΥΑΓΟΡΑ

Αναρτήθηκε από τον/την olympiada στο Μαρτίου 14, 2012
Ο 18χρονος μαθητής Ευαγόρας Παλληκαρίδης, έγραφε ποιήματα πριν τον οδηγήσουν στη αγχόνη και παρηγορούσε τη μάνα του με αστεία!!!
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Ο 18χρονος ήρωας Ευαγόρας Παλληκαρίδης, όπως πολλά παιδιά της ηλικίας του, μπολιάστηκαν με τα ιδανικά των μεγαλυτέρων που αγωνίζονταν για την Ελευθερία και την Ένωση της Κύπρου.
Ο νεανικός ενθουσιασμός, τους έκανε να μην υπολογίζουν ακόμα και τη ζωή τους. Και αυτό το βλέπουμε στο πρόσωπο του Βαγορή (Ευαγόρα), όταν πάσχιζαν οι δικηγόροι στη δίκη του να τον αθωώσουν, κι εκείνος δεν τους άφηνε περιθώρια υπεράσπισης!

17th Panzer Division (Wehrmacht)

17th Panzer Division (Wehrmacht)

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17th Panzer Division
17th Panzer Division (Germany).svg
Insignia of the 17th Panzer Division
ActiveRaised November 1940 in Augsburg
Surrendered May 1945 near Olomouc
Country Nazi Germany
BranchHeer (1935-1945)
TypePanzer division
Garrison/HQAugsburg
EngagementsOperation Barbarossa
Battle of Białystok–Minsk
Battle of Moscow
Operation Wintergewitter
Korsun-Cherkassy Pocket
Kamenets-Podolsky Pocket
Vistula–Oder Offensive
Silesian Offensives
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Hans-Jürgen von Arnim
Wilhelm Ritter von Thoma
The 17th Panzer Division was a formation of the German Army in World War II. It was formed on November 1940 from 27th Infantry Division. It took part in Operation Barbarossa, the invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941, and in the winter of 1941–42 participated in the abortive German attack on Moscow. In November 1942, the Division was sent to the southern sector of the Eastern Front where it participated in the failed attempt to relieve the surrounded troops at Stalingrad. The Division was held in reserve during Germany's failed Kursk Offensive in 1943, and thereafter contributed to the Wehrmacht's fighting withdrawal through Ukraine and Poland, before ending the war in Czechoslovakia.

27th Panzer Division (Germany)

27th Panzer Division (Germany)

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German 27th Panzer Division
Ww2 GermanDivision Panzer 27-b.svg
ActiveOctober 1942 – March 1943
CountryNazi Germany Nazi Germany
BranchHeer
TypeDivision
RolePanzer
EngagementsWorld War II
The 27th Panzer Division began forming in the southern sector of the Eastern Front in late 1942, but was never completed due to the loss of its assets during the Soviet counteroffensives around Stalingrad, and no further attempts were made to reconstitute the division.

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During summer-autumn 1942, part of the division was formed in France; this included the artillery regiment. Meanwhile, in the Eastern Front, the Brigade Michalic (led by Colonel Helmut Michalik) was formed around the 140th Panzer Grenadier Regiment (which was previously part of 22nd Panzer Division).[1]
In Autumn 1942 the two echelons joined in Voronezh, situated then in the rear area of the German 2nd Army, and the division was formally activated on 1 October 1942. With about 3.000 men its strength was well under the required for a Panzer Division; however the situation required that it had to be scattered in several groups to support different sectors of the Eastern Front: Don, south of Kharkov, Hungarian 2nd Army, Italian 8th Army. Twenty tanks were incorporated to the German 2nd Army Headquarters. The 127th Pz.Eng.Batt. never joined the rest of the Division, as it was one of the units encircled at Stalingrad, where it was destroyed.[2]
This activity took a heavy toll on the division's strength: by 1 January 1943, it had only half of its panzergrenadiers and 11 tanks; and the estiamted total strength by 8 February was less than 1,600 men. Once the soviet winter offensive was stopped, the 27th Panzer was disbanded around 3 March 1943. The survivors of the 127th Panzer and Panzer Signals Battalions were assigned to the 24th Panzer Division in France, while the remainder men and materiel were incorporated into the 7th Panzer Division in Russia.[3]

23rd Infantry Division (Wehrmacht)

23rd Infantry Division (Wehrmacht)

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German 23rd Infantry Division
23. Infanterie-Division
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Active1 October 1934 - 14 September 1942
23 October 1942 - 8 May 1945
Country Nazi Germany
BranchArmy
TypeInfantry
SizeDivision
Garrison/HQPotsdam
NicknameGrenadierkopf
26th Panzer Division
26. Panzer-Division
Active14 September 1942 - 8 May 1945
Country Nazi Germany
BranchArmy
TypeArmor
SizeDivision

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The German 23rd Infantry Division was a military unit operational during World War II. It was organized along standard lines for a German infantry division. It was non-motorised and relied on horse drawn wagons for its mobility. The unit carried the nickname Grenadierkopf.
The 23rd Infantry participated in the Invasion of Poland in 1939 as part of the reserve component of the 4th Army. The division was commanded by Walter Graf von Brockdorff-Ahlefeldt and consisted of the 9th, 67th, and 68th infantry regiments.

SS Panzergrenadier Brigade 49

SS Panzergrenadier Brigade 49

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SS Panzergrenadier Brigade 49
Active1944
CountryNazi Germany Nazi Germany
AllegianceAdolf Hitler
BranchFlag Schutzstaffel.svg Waffen SS
TypePanzergrenadier
SizeBrigade
EngagementsWorld War II
Battle of Normandy
SS Panzergrenadier Brigade 49 was a formation of the Waffen SS during World War II. It was created in June 1944, from units stationed at the NCO's (SS-Unterführerschulen) and replacement units. By the end of August it had been virtually destroyed and the remnants were incorporated into the 17th SS Panzergrenadier Division

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The SS Panzergrenadier Brigade 49 can trace its origins to the SS Kampfgruppe 1 which was formed in March 1944, from personnel stationed at the NCO'S in Lauenburg (Pomerania) and Radolfzell and the SS Panzergrenadier Training and Replacement Battalion 9 at Stralsund. They were placed under the command of Sturmbannfuehrer (Major) Markus Faulhaber. Until the Normandy Landings 6 June 1944, the Brigade was just a paper formation, but it had been arranged that the Brigade could be fully mobilized within 48 hours if required.[1][2]
SS Kampfgruppe 1 was officially renamed the SS Panzergrenadier Brigade 49 on 18 June 1944.[1][3] The Brigade's title is misleading as the Brigade was an Infantry formation and did not have an armoured unit attached.

[edit] Denmark

The Brigade was activated after the Normandy Landings and moved to Denmark from the 11 to the 13 June 1944, this allowed the garrison of Denmark to move towards the invasion beaches, the main formation released was the 363rd Infantry Division. Their secondary task in Denmark was to guard against a suspected Allied landing on the North Sea coastline. The Brigade was located at the southern end of the Jutland peninsula [3][4] and responsible for the defence of the coast between Bramming and Ballum.[5] They were the only major unit between the south of Denmark and the German border, leaving it very open to attack after the departure of the 363rd Division.[5] A few days later their sister brigade arrived the SS Panzergrenadier Brigade 51 which relieved the pressure on SS Brigade 49 and allowed the forces to consolidate their positions.

[edit] France

SS Panzergrenadiers
On the 12 August with the German 7th Army being surrounded in Normandy the Brigade received orders to prepare for an immediate move. The next day they boarded trains for France, their original destination was to be Calais. In an attempt at deception they were upgraded and referred to as the 26th SS Panzer Division.[6]
The Brigade's transfer to France was not without incident with the Danish Resistance carrying out acts of sabotage on the rail network and as they got closer to the front the rail cars were attacked by fighter bombers.[7] The Brigade reached the French coast North of Calais on 16 August.[8]
They were soon moved again to the area south of Paris, to try and restore the front line after the American break out of Normandy. By 22 August they were in positions around Meaux to the east of Paris.[8]
The Brigade was ordered to establish two bridgeheads across the Seine river at Bray and Nogent each defended by a battalion with a battalion in reserve.[8]
On the afternoon of 25 August the neighbouring 48th Infantry Division which was covering a bridgehead at Romilly retreated after encounters with the U.S. 5th Infantry Division. To cover this gap in the line elements of the I Battalion were sent from Nogent to guard the bridge at Romilly, both bridges were now guarded by reinforced companies.[8]
The following day the Brigade was attacked by the U.S. 5th Infantry Division, which overran the Brigade headquarters and outflanked the III Battalion which was forced to withdraw. The bridgeheads at Bray and Romilly were also abandoned, while the bridgehead at Nogent was under attack from the U.S. 7th Armored Division which was driven off. After holding out all day the III Battalion withdrew that night.[8]
On 27 August the Brigade found a gap in the American line and withdrew to Sézanne and then on to Châlons-sur-Marne, where it defeated an attack by the U.S. 80th Infantry Division, but under pressure from the U.S. 4th Armored, was forced to fall back towards Verdun.[8]
At Verdun the brigade found itself the last unit defending the city and managed to hold out against the U.S. 4th Armored for a few days until 31 August.
It then pulled back towards Metz the following day fighting the advancing American forces enroute.[8]

[edit] Disbandment

Upon reaching Metz it was relieved by the Metz garrison on 2 September and because of shortages and a lack of manpower, was absorbed into the 17th SS Panzergrenadier Division the next day. The I Battalion and parts of the SS Panzergrenadier Brigade 51 were combined as the II Battalion of the SS Panzergrenadier Regiment 37 and II and III Battalions became the II and III Battalions of the SS Panzergrenadier Regiment 38. What was left of the SS-Junkerschule instructors and equipment, together with the artillery battalion returned to the SS Artillery School II in Bohemia Moravia.[8]

[edit] Order of battle

  • Commander SS Stubannfuhrer Faulhaber
  • I/Battalion SS Panzergrenadier Brigade 49
  • II/Battalion SS Panzergrenadier Brigade 49
  • III/Battalion SS Panzergrenadier Brigade 49
  • SS Artillery Battalion 49
  • Headquarters Company
  • 13. Infantry Gun Company
  • 14. Flak Company
  • 15. Pionier Company
  • Transport Company

[edit] References

  1. ^ a b Richard Landwehr, p 129
  2. ^ Richard Landwehr, p22
  3. ^ a b Richard Landwehr, p23
  4. ^ Richard Landwehr, p129
  5. ^ a b Richard Landwehr, p 24
  6. ^ Richard Landwehr, p57
  7. ^ Richard Landwehr, pp 58-59
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h Long, Jason. "Castor and Pollux of the Waffen-SS: SS-Panzergrenadier Brigades 49 and 51". sturmvogel. http://www.sturmvogel.orbat.com/49-51.html. Retrieved 2009-02-03. 
  • Landwehr Richard, Alarm Units! SS Panzergrenadier Brigades 49 and 51,Published by Merriam Press, ISBN 576381781