10 Of The Strangest Military Bases Ever Constructed
Devil’s Tower Camp
Devil’s Tower Camp looks like any other military camp from the outside, but it holds a number of unique facilities that make it distinct from almost any other in the world. Due to the fact that it is based on the British territory of Gibraltar and has had to be defended against possible Spanish invasions, it includes a vast tunnel network and a model town to provide training to soldiers in the type of combat they might experience.
Built during the Second World War, the Maunsell Forts were designed to alert the United Kingdom to incoming Nazi air raids. This meant that they had to be situated at sea so that they could detect enemy aircraft early enough to provide a warning. Because of this, the military soon adapted them to allow protection of shipping lanes and drive off German ships that were attempting to lay sea mines.