In Flanders Fields

‘In Flanders Fields’ is a very famous poem written in May, 1915
It is a poem written by a man called John McCrae who fought in World War 1 (1914-1918).
John McCrae was a Canadian Major.
It is thought that McCrae wrote the poem after a friend of his, Lieutenant Alexis Helmer, was killed in battle by German artillery.
It is synonymous with Veterans Day/Remembrance Day.
Flanders Fields are in Southern Belgium and North-West France.
Poppies were everywhere on the battlefields of WWI which is why they are so prominent in remembering that war and subsequently became a symbol of remembrance for all wars.


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