52 Days 1943 - The Queen Olga and the Battle of Leros: Underwater Filming and Research
by Vasilis Mentogiannis, Costis Mitsotakis, George Nikolaidis
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In English (also available in Greek). Hard cover, 24 cm, 268 pp., ill., net weight 1740 gr. ISBN: 960-03-3732-2.
"52 Days of 1943" tells the story of the 52-day battle at Leros island and the ship-legend of the Greek Navy "Queen Olga". This album is the result of investigations which lasted almost five years: hundreds of photos, over thirty hours of digital video, underwater shooting by the findings of the war, dozens of hours of discussions with survivors, Greeks and foreigners. The photos are accompanied by short texts, true relay memories, shocking stories of people who were eye-witnesses and illuminate unknown parts of the World War II history.
// ... "depth 42 feet, a German transport plane appears before us, inside us shudder human bones, the sinking of the destroyer "Queen Olga", a legend of the Greek Navy illuminated after 60 years. Dilapidated huge military installations, large canons like those of Navarone, a submarine base, a large rusty crane from Turin once placed hydroplanes, galleries hewn in the mountains, shelters and secret facilities, a surgery room in the heart of the mountain make up an adventure like in a movie. Sensitive human stories of Greeks, Italians, Englishmen and Germans, hard men cry ... a time machine takes us back to the door of the plane that the German paratroopers used to jump to occupy Leros ..."
CHAPTER I. The year 2000, the story begins. . .
Identifying the aircraft
CHAPTER 2. The "Queen Olga", a Greek destroyer
The last hours of the "Queen Olga"
Commissioning the "Queen Olga"
The "Queen Olga" in action
Greece and Italy at war
The fleet that would not surrender
CHAPTER 3. The Malta of the Aegean
CHAPTER 4. Fifty two days in 1943
The overall picture and data concerning the war
The Battle of Leros
Events as related in the official German archives
Italian Battery 888
Events as recorded in the official German archives
CHAPTER 5. The fall of Leros
Events from the official German and Italian archives
The "Oria", the unknown "Titanic"
CHAPTER 6. Leros is annexed to Greece
CHAPTER 7. The raising of a legend
A letter from Andrea Hutter, "a crew member in the Ju-52 squadron, who fought on Leros"
Identifying the place
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- Vasilis Mentogiannis, Costis Mitsotakis, George Nikolaidis
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- World War II, Greece, Aegean sea, Dodecanese, Leros island
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