Daily Archives : January 15, 2013

Creepy Travels – Ornes

We continued to Ornes. This was actually one of the biggest villages that was destroyed during the Battle of Verdun. The history of Ornes goes back to the 11th century and in the 19th century it had more than 1300 inhabitants. A the moment that World War I started about 700 people lived here. One of the main sources of…

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Creepy Travels – Bezonvaux

The next “village détruit” was Bezonvaux. About 150 people lived here at the time of the Battle of Verdun; none of them survived. The village was simply completely destroyed; all that is left now are some objects and a lot of craters, which are overgrown with trees and grass. Historians have succeeded though in recreating a couple of the main…

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