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In Flanders Fields

The Story of John McCrae, His Poem and the Poppy



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In Flanders Fields: The Story of John McCrae, His Poem and the Poppy by Herwig Verleyen
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No poem of the First World War is so famous as "In Flanders Fields". It was written by John McCrae, a Canadian army doctor serving on the Ypres Salient. Flemish author Herwig Verleyen reveals McCrae's life story and describes the circumstances that led up to the writing of his celebrated poem. Verleyen also shows how the popularity of the poem spread like wildfire. "In Flanders Fields" has become a universally recognised symbol of sacrifice and peace. The poppy became the world-wide symbol for all those who died in war. In the second part of the book Verleyen investigates everything that reminds us of John McCrae, both in Flanders and abroad.
Release date NZ
May 1st, 1995
Translated by Bertin Deneire Translated by Ian Connerty
Country of Publication
New edition
35 b&w photographs
de Klaproos
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