These 21 Abandoned Military Bases Will Leave You Speechless

When wars end, the casualties have been counted and the land has been divided, the military machinery and bases are often left behind.

Maunsell Sea Fort

These abandoned sites are located throughout the world, sitting as stark reminders of everything from the Great World War to the Cold War and beyond. What happens to an armored tank after it sits in the hot desert sun for a decade? What haunts the halls of military hospitals?

Do you dare to visit these abandoned sites? Read on to discover abandoned military bases throughout the world that will leave you in awe.

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Željava Air Base

Situated on the border between Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina, the Zeljava Air Base was once used to house MIG fighter jets. It was abandoned during the Serbo-Croatian war in the early 1990s, and it was severely damaged in subsequent conflicts.

Today the base is used to train canine land mine detection dogs due to its number of active mines.

Željava Air Base