Κυριακή, 17 Ιουλίου 2016

FOUND! The lost Panzer Division and the wreck of “Marburg” full of German tanks and guns


     Pierre Kosmidis





    The photo from the Italian Archivio Centrale Dello Stato files, reason for the investigation of the ship’s identity – Photo Credit: LUCE/George Karelas
    Research: George Karelas and Gerasimos Sotiropoulos|
    Photos: As credited
    Text: Pierre Kosmidis
    By  May 21st, 1941 the Germans had concluded the invasion of mainland Greece, codenamed “Operation Marita” and were in the process of attacking the island of Crete, with an airborne assault that was initiated the day before, on May 20th, codenamed “Operation Merkur”.

    An Allied POW sitting atop a German tank, during “Operation Marita”, the invasion of Greece, April-May 1941 Photo Credit: Bundesarchiv