John McCrae's poem "In Flanders Field" is so piognant, sad and representative of the time. All the cemeteries around Ypres are tragic reminders of the monumental loss of young lives in hideous wars. The Belgium government and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission maintain and improve the cemeteries and the facilities with great care and are to be applauded.
John McCrae was working in a field hospital adjacent to want is now the Essex Farm War Cemetery. He wrote the words of his emotional poem following the death of a close friend.. What little is left of the original dressing station has been carefully excavated/restored to provide visitors with a feel of how bad it must have been in... 更多
The words of McCrae's poem are emotional. Combine that with a visit to the site where McCrae was stationed and inspired to write his poem and the feeling is indescribable. What little is left of the original dressing station has been carefully excavated/restored to provide visitors with a feel of how bad it must have been in WW1. There is... 更多
Concrete bunkers that are on the site of the original sandbagged field clinic/ dressing station. Empty rooms where soldiers suffered. Not much to see except the bunkers, grave stones of those who couldn't be saved and the plaque displaying the poem. Free and quick.
I'd imagine that most people have heard John McCrae's poem but to be in the same area in which it was written was quite moving. I can see in my minds eye McCrae writing his poem after attending to the wounded his dressing station. However it is sobering to realise that many of the men resting in that cemetery may... 更多
Being Canadian, and having heard John McCrae's poem for my entire life, it was incredibly enlightening to visit the site where the poem was written and to try to understand the conditions and the hardship that the soldiers endured during that time.
Lots to see and read about here, very close to the town. The lines from the poem stay with you while you walk through the bunkers. There is also the memorial to the youngest soldier killed here, so moving and memorable.
This place really moved me, to actually see where this famous piece of work was wrote and where Dr. McCrae worked is amazing!! Bunkers are still in tact and your are able to go inside! which is very cool!
Most Canadians would have learned his poem early in elementary school so this sight is very moving. The remnants of his field hospital are shocking to your perspective. It certainly assists with our understanding of the actual conditions at the time. RIP