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The Most Incredible Tank Graveyards on Earth

The amazing Ethiopian tanks and armored vehicles cemetery in Eritrea are symbols of the country’s 30 year bitter straggle for independence from Ethiopian colonization.

Ethiopian tanks cemetery in Den Den Military camp, Eritrea
Ethiopian tanks cemetery in Den Den Military camp, Eritrea

By Simone Preuss,

In certain corners of the globe you’ll find the strangest of military cemeteries – places filled not with the bodies of fallen troops but littered with the carcasses of abandoned tanks. These once-formidable weapons of war no longer strike fear into the hearts of opposing forces; their days of rolling inexorably onwards on the teeth of steel tracks are over. Now, the armor of these behemoths is rusting and corroded, their hatches all but sealed from lack of use, and their controls never again to be manned by commanders in battle. Continue reading The Most Incredible Tank Graveyards on Earth