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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Saint Nazaire Submarine Base

Saint-Nazaire, formerly a busy harbor on the Atlantic coastline of France, was transformed into a pen for German U-Boats. The now-abandoned site originally held offices, dormitories, kitchens, bakeries, electrical plants and a hospital.

Today, visitors can explore the French submarine Espadon when visiting this historic site.

Saint Nazaire Submarine Base