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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Maginot Line, France

Morten Jensen

Morten Jensen

France, like much of Europe, saw the writing on the wall years before the start of World War II, and it built a series of weapons installations, fortifications and obstacles throughout the countryside in preparation for war.

This line of military structures was named the Maginot Line, and it was hailed as an impenetrable work of genius. Unfortunately, the Germans decided to bypass the line completely, and the Maginot Line did not live up to its hype.

Maginot Line, France