Flanders Fields

Flanders Fields is the generic name of the World War I battlefields in the medieval County of Flanders. At the time of World War I, the county no longer existed but corresponded approximately to the Belgian provinces East Flanders and West Flanders and the French Nord-Pas-de-Calais region. The name is particularly associated with the battles of Ypres, Passchendaele, and the Somme. For most of the war, the front line ran continuously from south of Zeebrugge, Belgium, to the Swiss border with France (Alsace and Vosges regions). Canadian Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae wrote a poem,inspired by his service during the 2nd Battle of Ypres.


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... A collection of his poetry, In Flanders Fields and Other Poems (1918), was published after his death ... In Flanders Fields In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses row on row, That mark our place and in the sky The larks, still bravely ... sunset glow, Loved, and were loved, and now we lie In Flanders fields ...

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    In Flanders fields the poppies blow
    Between the crosses, row on row,
    John McCrae (1872–1918)

    If ye break faith with us who die
    We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
    In Flanders fields.
    John McCrae (1872–1918)