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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Chernobyl Zone

The Chernobyl Exclusion Zone was established in 1986 after the disaster at Chernobyl. These tanks sit quietly in the zone, part of an entirely abandoned city. The entire area serves as a reminder of just how quickly disaster can strike.

Chernobyl Zone