IN FLANDERS FIELDS

IN FLANDERS FIELDS
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IN FLANDERS FIELDS – May 1915

 

The poem IN FLANDERS FIELDS was composed at the battlefront on May 3, 1915 during the Second Battle of Ypres by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, a field surgeon with the Canadian Army Medical Corps. Within months of its first publication in Punch Magazine (December of 1915) IN FLANDERS FIELDS became the most popular poem of the First World War.

It is credited as the inspiration behind adopting the red poppy as a symbol of Remembrance and passages were used to further the war efforts, assisting in the sale of over $400,000,000 in war bonds.

Sadly,Colonial John McCrae died on 28 January 1918 of phenomena.

The Red Poppy has now become synonymous and recognized globally to commemorate those who made the supreme sacrifice in all wars.

clip_image002 IN FLANDERS FIELDS – THE POEM

 

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place: and in the sky
The larks still bravely singing fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the dead: Short days ago,
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved: and now we lie
In Flanders fields!

Take up our quarrel with the foe
To you, from failing hands, we throw
The torch: be yours to hold it high
If ye break faith with us who die,
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields

 

THOMAS SMITH

Artist 2015

 

Medium: Acrylic Paint on Canvas (Framed).

 

Painted: 2014 

 

Size: 72 cm x 72 cm X 3.5 ( Original Not For sale)

Sale Price: PRINTS ONLY $US250.00 (UNFRAMED)

 

Thomas Smith Art©2015

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This product was added to our catalog on Monday 27 April, 2015.