A scene captured in the area Kokkina, Merikia, a little while before the inauguration of a monument dedicated to soldiers of all nationalities executed during WW2 at a beach further down the hill, behind the car.
A big thank you to WW2 expert Andreas Galanos for the following information (which hopefully I have translated accurately).
This vehicle is a reconstructed GPW Ford 1942. This type of car was used by the Greek Sacred Squadron in operations against the Italians and the Germans in the Middle East. It carried weapons, supplies and fuel that allowed great autonomy of movement. It had also gone under the necessary mechanical reinforcement in order to cope with the harsh desert conditions.
The Sacred Squadron was a special commando corps that operated along with and under the command of famous British corps such as LRDG (Long Range Desert Group), SAS, SBS and others. Their aims were: harassment of the transportations of the Axis, sabotage, collection of information, commando operations in general. The crew of this military car were Greek officers belonging to the Sacred Squadron and bearing uniforms, arms and equipment provided by the British Army.
The car belongs to the Hellenic Military Vehicules Preservation Association (http://www.sdio.gr)
and was put together after meticulous reasearch and personal work by Iannis Zissis. It bears authentic pieces of equipment and it's fascinating to learn about the officers' daily life and operations through these items.
Both Andreas Galanos and Iannis Zissis feature in this photo.
Thank you for visiting, a lovely week to all
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ktanska (22654) 2013-10-27 11:46
A well reconstructed war time scene. I see those colours work well as camouflage on hot and dry Greek terrain. Nice maritime background too.
InasiaJones (30028) 2013-10-27 12:04
An interesting reconstitution of a marking historic moment, well documented in your note and vividly presented through your photo. The frame is tight and focus on this legendary vehicle, but the background offers a piece of landscape that put the scene in its context. I like the array of green tones and hues, that light brings to life.
Informative and significant. Well done.
holmertz (31260) 2013-10-27 12:07
Men playing soldiers again :-). This is nevertheless an interesting and rather amusing photo, although it depicts something far from amusing. The colours are pleasantly warm and the view across the bay is lovely. But being myself totally uninterested in cars and "things" (machines and all kinds of technical equipment etc) I just have to smile at this.
oss (385) 2013-10-27 12:16
once again a not so typical greek picture you got the eye for. It looks like a scene from WII if it wasnt so sharp. Great.
ciakgiak (30379) 2013-10-27 13:41
foto molto piacevole oltre che molto interessante,
come sempre di notevole qualità!
Schnappilic (9066) 2013-10-27 13:56
Superb military framing wits a superb light. Fine presentation with a beautiful background. Congratulations!
nikkitta (8951) 2013-10-27 17:41
Scene that seem to be from an old movie but it s better because there really the true ones used in the war
Interesting to see them well preserved, all the captured scene is attractive with true colors and the always present sea at the back
Good note, congrats and TFS (means it)
mirosu (8112) 2013-10-27 19:30
Many thanks for interesting introductory note and for posting this, also very interesting, famous US army jeep. This was one of most effective and used vehicles not only during WWII but also after.
You have capture an excellent detail photo of this famous vehicle with very well balanced colors, perfect light, very good clarity. The well-chosen tight crop eliminates all unwanted distractions. Well done.
adidas5nb (2899) 2013-10-27 20:06
great shot with a great note.just love the elements and the old antique components of the pic.great light pov and location.
fabbs99 (11102) 2013-10-27 23:23
Lovely shot of the jeep.Lovely colors and clarity in the shot.you captured the scene very well.TFS.
krzychu30 (12651) 2013-10-28 2:05
magnificent capture with interesting,historic background(thanks for the informative note!)
Looks like a great reconstruction of the events from WW2(I think it´s important especially for young people to understand those tragic times).
And concerning the image itself-I really enjoy the composition,your perfect attention for all details(clarity and sharpness are exceptional!)as well as so delightful combination of soft light and bright,vivid colors.
Pleasant to look at and to read its interesting story!
Have a nice day
Romano46 (11461) 2013-10-28 2:39
questa foto mi riporta alla mente qualcosa di simile che già avevi fotografato diversi mesi fa e sempre con risultato eccellente e caratterizzata anch'essa dalla perfetta fusione tra la presenza umana e il paesaggio che fa da bello sfondo all'avvenimento.
Quello che impressiona è anche la notevole nitidezza e la bellissima luce che illumina la scena che rende lo scatto notevole.
Continuo ad apprezzare la tua capacità di trovcare ogni giorno soggetti interessanti, mai banali, da proporre agli amici di TE, pur vivendo in uno spazio, tutto sommato piuttosto limitato.
Ciao e buona settimana
snunney (72680) 2013-10-28 3:46
A good capture of this well preserved military vehicle with its crew. I like the warm light and pleasant harmonious palette of colours.
Noel_Byrne (13314) 2013-10-28 4:35
I can see a lot of care and attention has gone into recreating this vehicle and to create this perfect period scene. As I look into this now, it almost like looking back in time, such is the perfection of the clothes and vehicle. It is nice to see these memories being held in such regard, the lessons we learn from war should never be forgotten. Great capture, and one that will be great importance to future generations too.
And beautiful sunshine too :)
All the best
ikeharel (43975) 2013-10-28 4:48
The big war would never let us rest or forget, Ourania, and those yearly reproduction of ancient battle give the young generation a true and alive documented story.
Nice taken the old jeep, looks as it was somehow needs a restart...
Fine technical details on the nice image, with the blue bay behind.
Kalimera, and have a nice strat of a new week,
Kugart (1770) 2013-10-28 8:46
A fine example of this interesting reconstructed vehicle from WWII and as others have said the camouflage colours really blend into the colours of the local terrain. Nice composition withe the beautiful blue sea separating the shot and adding contrast to the colours of the mountains.
EstudioChispa (1694) 2013-10-28 11:07
The tonal quality here is perfect! All these dry browns and greens suit the subject matter perfectly.
I enjoy auto history, and I want to say Andreas got the information all 100% correct and you translated it perfectly. I was unaware of Ford's involvement in this history, but Wikipedia gives the whole story: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_GPW
Again, your rendering of this scene in these tones is perfect!
danos (78112) 2013-10-28 11:20
Ουρανία γεια σου,
άλλη μια όμορφη παρουσίαση από τα εγκαίνια του μνημείου για τους στρατιώτες των συμμάχων που έπεσαν στον 2ο Παγκόσμιο Πόλεμο.Το φως του Σεπτεμβρίου είναι αυτό που αναδεικνύει την ομορφιά και τις λεπτομέρειες του jeep όπως και τις στολές της εποχής που φορούν οι δύο προαναφερόμενοι βασικοί συμμετέχοντες.
pajaran (41681) 2013-10-28 12:54
Interesantan i dobar tekst, o mestu i trenutku, sa datim podacima ...
Dobar rad, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak, lepe boje.
Lep dzip i oprema.
Istorija se ne ponavlja, ostaju samo secanja.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela, srecno.
An interesting and good text, information and time, with the given data ...
Good work, nice place and time shown, beautiful colors.
Nice jeep and equipment.
History does not repeat itself, only memories remain.
Good evening and all the best in the new week that started, good luck.
Nicou (105767) 2013-10-28 21:04
quelle vue et iamge sueprbe compo quelle jeel avec le personnage tout en tenue sueprbe compo et vue quelle scène.
mcmtanyel (5219) 2013-10-28 21:12
Historic attire and a historic car? Well, this needs a show of appreciation - here is mine!
abmdsudi (32471) 2013-10-28 23:06
Good write up, a real well detailed image good exposure in warm light and breath taking background too but this Willys look- alike jeep catches much more attention. What a great looking rugged vehicle that really works against the setting but has the look of being very much loved great old vehicle. Great work of recording the event and share with us. Congrats
subhendu_bagchi (21024) 2013-10-29 2:25
wow, another strong composition with those army men and the geep. Nice background view. Colour tone is just fabulous. Excellent depth and clarity as ever. Another enjoyable composition in your gallery. Tfs.
jhm (127955) 2013-10-29 4:19
Thank you very much for your translation of these text.
I am almost everyday busy with WW I and WW II, but the history from Greece is for my not completely clear, when your has a link about the WAR II, sent my with an email to email@example.com
What a lovely picture with these Jeep in very well condition.
You create depth and perspective, also a splendid background.
Excellent captured, nice composition, pleasant presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Tuesday,
Silvio1953 (105467) 2013-10-29 11:35
Ciao Ourania, gran bella scena, favolosa la vecchia vettura, splendida nitidezza e magnifici colori, brava, ciao Silvio
Cricri (92167) 2013-10-29 12:46
L'on dirait une scène sortie d'un film de guerre, la reconstruction est bien montrée, comme les couleurs, le fond montagneux et l'aperçu du bleu de la mer, intéressante note et image
Didi (51265) 2013-10-31 10:18
Une commémoration intéressante bien décrite par l'image et par le texte, je pense que tu pouvais fournir beaucoup d'images sur ce sujet