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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Camp Taji, Iraq

Camp Taji, or Camp Cooke, was established by the coalition forces near the town of Taji. The camp came under attack numerous times between 2004 and 2011. The desert-camouflaged tanks remain abandoned, though the base is now home to the Iraqi Army and National Guard.

Camp Taji, Iraq