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In Flanders fields the poppies blow

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 10:08 PM

Plans are underway to recreate the famous Flanders fields of poppies to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War - in England.

The Belgian battlefields, which saw some of the conflict's bloodiest fighting, were immortalised in Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae's iconic war poem.

And the image of fields strewn with graves and poppies 'row on row' became an international symbol of remembrance for all those who died.


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Posted 06 February 2013 - 10:31 PM

My Grandad's a poppy somewhere over there.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 08:11 AM

View Postspud the mackem, on 06 February 2013 - 10:31 PM, said:

My Grandad's a poppy somewhere over there.

That struck me as really poetic, Spud.

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