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Béziers in Hérault, Occitanie, France
 

Béziers Se Souvient

1907 - 2007

 

—[Béziers Remembers] —

 
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 20, 2012
1. Béziers Se Souvient Marker
Inscription. En 1907, Béziers a été le théâtre d’evénements exceptionnels liés à la crise de la viticulture. Le 12 mai, plus de 120000 personnes défilent en ville et le 21 juin, pour protester contre les fusillades de Narbonne, un demi-millier de soldats du 17e régiment d’infanterie, mutinés, campent sur les allées Paul Riquet, accueillis avec sympathie par la population. Après leur reddition, ces mutins sont transférés à Gafsa dans le sud Tunisien. 1907 - 2007

Translation by Google Translate (with modifications):
Béziers Remembers
In 1907, Béziers was the scene of exceptional events related to the crisis of viticulture. On 12 May, over 120,000 people marched in the city and 21 June in protest against the shooting at Narbonne, a half thousand soldiers of the 17th infantry regiment mutinied, camping on Paul Riquet Aisles (a commons between opposing lanes of Boulevard Paul Riquet), greeted with sympathy by population. After their surrender, the mutineers were transferred to Gafsa in southern Tunisia.
 
Erected 2007.
 
Location. 43° 20.649′ N, 3° 12.945′ E. Marker is in Béziers, Occitanie, in Hérault. Marker is at the intersection of Allées Paul Riquet and Rue de la Coquille on Allées Paul Riquet. Touch for map.

Béziers Se Souvient Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 20, 2012
2. Béziers Se Souvient Marker
The marker is on the right.
This marker is located on the front left of the Municipal Theater. Marker is at or near this postal address: 102 Allées Paul Riquet, Béziers, Occitanie 34500, France.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Beziers Citizens Murdered (a few steps from this marker); La Chapelle des Recollets (within shouting distance of this marker); Pepezuc (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Hôtel de Ville (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Les Halles (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Pierre Paul Riquet (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Gare du Beziers (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); Ici Naquit Beziers (approx. one kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Béziers.
 
Categories. Notable Events
 
Les Réfugiés Belges image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 20, 2012
3. Les Réfugiés Belges
Expriment leur profonde gratitude à la population Biterroise pour l;accueil reçu par eux en 1939-1941 [Translation by Google Translate (with modifications): Belgian Refugees express their profound gratitude to the people for Béziers, for the welcome received by them in 1939-1941] This plaque is on front left of the Municipal Theater.
Béziers Municipal Theater image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 20, 2012
4. Béziers Municipal Theater
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 10, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 10, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 343 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 10, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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