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These Abandoned Military Sites Will Leave You Speechless

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Military bases and installations–some built to last only a few years and some to support a 1,000-year Reich–have been left abandoned all across the globe. Wars don’t last forever, but these buildings seem to be doing just that. Check out these fascinating images of abandoned military sites around the world.

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Devil’s Slide Bunker

Devil's slide bunker


The bunker on Devil’s Peak in California was originally built during World War II as a triangulation and observing station and was once simply a piece of a much bigger set of buildings and facilities.

When in service, a watcher equipped with a set of binoculars would constantly look out to sea and if they spotted any enemy ships, they radioed a massive six-inch gun not far away which would sink the enemy before they got close.

Unfortunately, with the advent of more modern missile defenses, the station became obsolete and the entire site was abandoned in 1949, leaving an empty bunker atop Devil’s Slide.

Devil’s Slide Bunker