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 Upper Heyford

Built in 1916, the RAF Upper Heyford base wasn’t used until 1918 by the Royal Air Force. It remained operational until the start of the Cold War. The United States Air Force used the base during the Cold War years as a strategic bombing command center.

 RAF Upper Heyford