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Forgotten Relics: Abandoned Military Bases from Around the World

All around the world, armies spend millions of dollars on forts, bunkers, and bases. But when there is no longer a threat, these sites are decommissioned, and all of that money spent goes down the drain. What remains is an abandoned building that gives locals and tourists a glimpse into what it was like in wartime.


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From America and Russia to France and Japan, former military sites are left to rot. While some were a source of protection in the midst of World War II, others were top-secret spy stations. Regardless of their purpose, these military sites were abandoned for one reason or another.

Let’s take a look at some of the eeriest, most haunting, abandoned military bases from around the world.