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.

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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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Châteaudun Air Base

(Image: Theo van Vliet)

Chateaudun Air Base was a French Air Force base that served as a storage facility and maintenance depot. It was heavily bombed by the Luftwaffe, and was abandoned a month later. The Germans occupied the base and used it for air raids on England. Today, it sits as an aircraft boneyard.

Châteaudun Air Base