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CROATIA , VIS , Vis Island , Island Of Vis , Is A , Croatian Island , In The , A ...

CROATIA , VIS , Vis Island , Island Of Vis , Is A , Croatian Island , In The , A ...

  Stockphoto ID: 1685696

File name: VIS_98.jpg
Format: film, 35mm
Property release: no Model release: no
Source: photographer Based in: United Kingdom

Description: CROATIA , VIS , Vis island , island of Vis , is a , Croatian island , in the , Adriatic Sea , Dalmatia , The Franciscan monastery with a church was built in the 16th c , The island was inhabited since ancient Greece , as , Issa , During Venetian domination , the name was , Lissa , The sea to the north of the island was the stage of two battles , on , 13 March 1811 , a small British Royal Navy fleet , under the command of captain William Hoste , defeated an outnumbering Franco Venetian fleet , Battle of Lissa 1811 , on 20 July 1866 , the Austrian fleet , under admiral Tegetthoff , attacked the Italian fleet , under admiral Persano , sinking the battleship Re dItalia , Battle of Lissa , 1866 , During World War II , Vis was at one point the main hideout of , Josip Broz Tito , the leader of the Yugoslav resistance movement . After the war , the Yugoslav Peoples Army used the island as one of its main naval bases and it was closed to the public until 1989 , . , former , Yugoslavia Europe , East Europe , Balkan , Eastern European , photographs , photography , photos , pics , pictures , pix , CODE No , : VIS 98 , Photography :

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