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Rust in peace: Haunting pictures of the Belgian 'car graveyard' where US soldiers hid beautiful vintage motors after WWII

    They had been stationed in the southern Belgium village of Chatillon
    Shipping cars home was too expensive for the soldiers
    They hoped to collect them later, but none were ever retrieved
    The vehicles have now corroded and parts have been taken by collectors
    Motors from soldiers based near the site at other times were added to the plot over the years

By Emma Reynolds

PUBLISHED: 05:39 EST, 3 January 2013 | UPDATED: 09:41 EST, 3 January 2013

 


This is the haunting sight of a 'car graveyard' nestled in a Belgian forest, where vintage motors sit rusting among the fronds.

The old-fashioned vehicles are thought to have been left in the wood near the village of Chatillon by US soldiers who were stationed in southern Belgium during World War II.

When the war ended, military troops were sent home, but could not afford to ship the cars they had bought and hid them in the forest.

Since then, other cars have been added to the cemetery, many by soldiers stationed in the area after the war.


Camouflage: The vehicles now blend into their surroundings because their bodywork has rusted and is covered with moss




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