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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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RAF Hethel, England

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RAF Hethel, located outside of Norwich, Norfolk, England, stands as a testament to the partnership of the Allies during World War II. The air base was built by the USAAF in 1942 for use during the war, and it was transferred to the Royal Air Force soon thereafter. The Nissen hut buildings scattered around the airfield were used as temporary housing for families that lost their homes during the war.

RAF Hethel, England

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