April 16, 2012

Famous war poem

In Flanders Fields: The Story of the Poem by John McCrae
illustrated by Janet Wilson

Beginning with McCrae’s handwritten lines, this is the story of his famous poem and how it became both a call to arms and a fond remembrance for all soldiers who fall in battle. 
The poem’s lines are interwoven with background information about World War I, life in the trenches, McCrae’s field hospital experiences, and the adoption of the poppy as a memorial symbol.
A touching tribute.

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