Creepy Travels – Bezonvaux

The next “village détruit” was Bezonvaux.

Historical photo of Bezonvaux

Historical photo of Bezonvaux (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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 streets of the village. The arrows with the names of the people who used to live there and the ruins and objects make history almost come alive.

The picture that you see next to this text is actually one of the very few pictures that exist of this village before the Battle of Verdun.

4 Comments

  • Echo January 15, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    You are really highlighting a period in history in a time and place almost forgotten. Thank you.

    Reply
    • Ingrid D. January 16, 2013 at 4:40 pm

      You’re welcome!

      Reply
  • LaVagabonde January 17, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    I bet this place is haunted. :/

    Reply
    • Ingrid D. January 17, 2013 at 5:07 pm

      I don’t think I would like to be there in the middle of the night …

      Reply

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