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The Poppies of Flanders Fields

“In Flanders Fields” is a poem written by physician and poet John McCrae on May 3, 1915 (thanks, wikipedia!) after the death of a friend and fellow soldier in WWI. Flanders, of course, refers to Belgium, specifically the western parts where during the Second Battle of Ypres, McCrae’s friend died. Apparently– and according to that

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