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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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Flak Tower

Remember those German flak towers that aimed to protect the country from air raids? Well, they were built in pairs. Each one boasted a command tower, or Leitturm, and a gun tower, or Gefechsturm. The command towers told the gun towers when to take aim.

These towers weren’t armed with just any guns; they had eight 128-millimeter guns capable of firing 48 shells each minute at incoming enemy targets.

Flak Tower

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