Thandie Newton, recently nominated for Emmy award for her role of Maeve Millay in Westworld took her 4-year-old son Booker Jombe Parker to explore now-defunct nuclear shelter for military submarines.
Due to fear of espionage during the Cold war, the island of Vis was full of guards with orders to shoot at any foreigners approaching it.
The famous British actress is married to English writer, director, and producer Ol Parker. They have three children, daughters Ripley and Nico, and son Booker Jombe.
In the footsteps of her husband Ol Parker
Last year, Ol Parker directed the “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again”, and the movie was mostly shot on Vis, where the cast and crew spent 24 days.
Thandie Newton is well known for her role in numerous Hollywood movies such as Mission Impossible and Star Wars, but she is also named PETA's “Sexiest Vegan of 2014” in the United Kingdom.
Thandie Newton published a photo with her son Booker Jombe from within a Cold war nuclear shelter for submarines
So, what is there to see on the island of Vis? In World War II, Vis became a key military air base of the Allied forces. Later, during Tito’s Yugoslavia, the island was a highly protected military zone, and it remained off limits to tourists for a long time. Due to fear of espionage, the island was once full of guards with orders to shoot at any foreigners approaching it.
The whole island is riddled with networks of underground passages and rooms, whose purpose was to protect Tito from attacks by NATO or the countries of the Warsaw Pact
There were as many as 30 military bases reinforced in concrete, brimming with personnel -- which is pretty impressive considering that the entire island has only 90 square kilometres.
Island riddled with underground bunkers
Tito’s underground bunker on Vis may have been the largest underground town in the entire former Yugoslavia. The whole island is riddled with networks of underground passages and rooms, whose purpose was to protect Tito from attacks by NATO or the countries of the Warsaw Pact.
Thandie Newton has posted a photo on her Instagram from within one of the nuclear bomb-proof shelters for submarines operating in the Adriatic sea. The island of Vis has kilometres of tunnels that CIA and KGB couldn’t penetrate during the Cold war, but all of those facilities are now open for tourists.