Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Wordless Wednesday ~ World War I ~ 1914 to 1918 and Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD

Lest We Forget
SOURCE: public domain

The First Battle of Ypres
The Evening News, 19 November 1914
"The battle was not without substantial Belgian and French participation."
SOURCE: Wikipedia

Second Battle of Ypres
German Barrage - Fire at Night - Ypres, Belgium - 1915

The Ruins, Ypres, Belgium, 1915
From: The History of the World War by Francis A. March, Chicago-1919

The Second Battle of Ypres, 22April - May 1915
by Richard Jack (1866-1952)
Canadian War Museum (Crown copyright expired)

Honourable Canadian:
It was during the Second Battle of Ypres that Canadian officer Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD, of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, wrote the world famous poem "In Flanders Fields."
It was first published in Punch Magazine December 1915 and is still recited today.

SOURCE: Three images above and information from Wikipedia.