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The Battle of Leros started exactly 70 years ago and lasted 5 days (November 12-16, 1943). This is one of the many ruined buildings along the ridge of Mount Skoumbarda, at the south of Leros. We're looking to the north, towards the town of Lakki.

Here's a small extract from "The King's Own -- The Story of a Royal Regiment" by Col Cowper
(http://leros2002.bravepages.com/leros_war2.html)

[....] It was about 4.30 a.m, on the morning of November 12, when the light was beginning to grow in the east, that the German invasion fleet was sighted. The Italian coastal guns were powerless to prevent the German troops from being put ashore in Palma Bay and near Pasta di Sopra on the north-east coast of the Buff's' sector, also in Tangeli Bay near Leros town, This last landing was staunchly resisted by the Royal Irish Fusiliers, but although they prevented the capture of the two features of Castle Hill and Mount Appetici, they were not strong enough to drive the enemy back into the sea. [....]

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  • Copyright: Ourania Karali (ourania) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2817 W: 5 N: 5577] (27344)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Black & White
  • Date Taken: 2012-07-15
  • Categories: Event, Ruins
  • Exposure: f/8, 1/800 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2013-11-12 11:18
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