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Canadian nor not - this is not to be missed

For so many, In Flanders Fields, is the poem we associate with war and Remembrance Day. Canadian... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
McDon7
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Winnipeg
Yser Ypern Canal

Worth walking beyond the dressing station up through the field to a further preserved area next to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Clairmarais
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Frodsham, United Kingdom
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Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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Reviewed 1 week ago

For so many, In Flanders Fields, is the poem we associate with war and Remembrance Day. Canadian doctor and pathologist, John McCrae, penned the poem in this area. Sadly, he would only live a year after the end of the war. Seeing the field dressing...More

Thank McDon7
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worth walking beyond the dressing station up through the field to a further preserved area next to the Canal. It has a couple of tables and benches and information about the history of the canal which formed the psychological front line.

Thank Clairmarais
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went as part of a guided tour. Our guide was knowledgable and this was clearly a high point of his tour. Concrete bunker with it's confined rooms made it difficult to imagine how so many lives were lost and saved on this spot. Replica...More

Thank Bill R
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Hard to believe that John McCrae wrote in Flanders Fields there. When you look out onto the fields and see all the poppy's then you realize this is the spot.

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Site of the Essex Farm Cemetery with a 22 year old VC grave and the grave of a 15 year old rifleman. Dedicated to the famous poem. Worthy site to visit.

Thank Alan M
Reviewed 2 July 2017

It is easy to walk to from centre of Ypres. We walked along the canal path and it was an easy stroll.

Thank scatssom
Reviewed 22 June 2017

A Canadian that has had the impact that John McCrea has had with his poem makes us all proud to be Canadians.

Thank Gerry R
Reviewed 3 June 2017

See my review of Essex Farm Cemetery as this is at the same site (or just adjacent to it). The famous poem "Flanders Fields" was written by John McCrae here after seeing a friend die. McCrae was a medic who was stationed at a dressing...More

Thank BubblyJubbly
Reviewed 2 June 2017

First World War aid station with bunker and sandbagged emplacement. Small CWGC Very close to original front line.

Thank 739hedm
Reviewed 29 May 2017

This site with Essex farm, are well worth a detour out of town(5 minutes). Its not a touristy site, but a fine tribute to a doctor and sometime poet who created probably the most famous poem of the entire war.

Thank marklin100
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