The military cemetery of Bellevue was built on the battle place where French and German soldiers fought in the morning of August 22 1914; it was one of the first battles between the two armies during the First World War. The French troops had crossed the border and they had arrived in the neighbouring villages on the 21st of August in the evening. Their following step was to join Etalle. They never succeeded because the German soldiers were waiting for them at the edge of the wood of Virton. After there was a violent storm on the 21st of August in the evening, a thick fog spread on the region... At dawn, the French soldiers resume their journey but not for long... There were about 5,000 deads among the French soldiers died and a little less among the German soldiers 3,000 French soldiers rest there.