Josip Broz Tito ruled Yugoslavia as a Dictator. Tito commissioned The Yugoslavian Communist Army to build 3 Tunnels and Submarine Shelters on the Island Brač during WW2. The Shelters were abandoned in the 1990’s.
The 3 Submarine Shelter Tunnels are:
- Maslinovo ( Bay of Olive)
- Smrka (Bay of Death)
- Kruščica (Bay of Pear)
The entrances to the Submarine shelters and Tunnels were strategically placed, and well hidden.
It’s easy to imagine how vulnerable smaller naval vessals and submarines would have been had the shelters been anywhere else.
Using the natural landscape provided safe harbor from ariel scouting missions, or bombing raids.
Look at how well preserved these structures are.
The first time we visited was in 2008. I wish I had more free hands to take more pictures.
Crazy to think how little they were; even crazier that we have 3 little monsters. Where has the time gone?
We took the Ferry Boat and drove the car onboard. It gave us some freedom to get around. Unfortunately we just couldn’t see everything in one day.
Luckily I get to go to Brač every summer once a week with the Water Polo Cruise.
I plan on spending some extra time this summer visiting the rest of the military submarine shelters.