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John McCrae

‘In Flanders Fields’ – the historical background to the poem

On 3 May 1915, Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae wrote the war poem ‘In Flanders Fields’, which inspired the symbol of the poppy to commemorate members of the military killed in war.

Vimy Ridge

The Battle of Vimy Ridge

Vimy Ridge was a 7km ridge that had been held by the Germans since the Race to the Sea in 1914.