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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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Tank Graveyard, Germany

Batram via flickr.com

Batram via flickr.com

Cold War-era tanks sit ready for scrapping at this graveyard in Germany. This facility houses tens of thousands of tanks from all over the world. What were once powerful symbols of force are reduced to scrap and rubble at this facility.

Tank Graveyard, Germany

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