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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Balaklava Submarine Base

Built under the direction of Joseph Stalin, the Balaklava submarine base operated as a top-secret military facility during the Cold War. Like any good super-secret sub station, this abandoned base can’t be seen at any angle by boats at sea. The mysterious waterways running through the base look like the perfect backdrop for a James Bond movie.

Balaklava Submarine Base