Pivka BarracksJuly 26, 2019 in Slovenia ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C
were built by the Italian army but rose to fame on the so-called 'Day Before'. On 26 June 1991 the first tanks of the Yugoslav People's Army left from here to suppress the independence of Slovenia, which following the fall of the Berlin Wall and the success of the democratic opposition parties to hold free elections resulting in an 88.5% vote for sovreignty, had declared Slovenia a Republic.
The T-55 tank was the principle type used and perhaps to commemorate this with an emphasis more on peace than war, the Tree-55 was built to guard the museum entrance.
The crushed car is a re-creation of one such symbol of suppression.
The museum has a fine collection of armoured vehicles from WWII, as well as aircraft, a pocket submarine and a German Class 52 steam locomotive.Read more