John McCrae

John McCrae was a Canadian poet and artist. He also served as a soldier in the First World War. He died of pneumonia near the end of the war. By far, his best-known poem is ‘In Flanders Fields.’ It was published posthumously in 1918. It’s from this poem that the poppy image became tied to the War.

In Flanders Fields

by John McCrae

‘In Flanders Fields’ by John  McCrae is a well-known, and much revered, poem concerning the many lived lost in the Flanders area of Belgium during World War I.

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