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Address: east side of the N369 Ieper - Boezinge Rd, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium

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Brings the Poem "In Flanders Field" home

A quiet somber place, complete with the fact this location was the site where this famous poem was inspired. A memorial to Canadian Lt. Col. John Mc Crae, MD very well presented.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Wassenaar, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

A quiet somber place, complete with the fact this location was the site where this famous poem was inspired. A memorial to Canadian Lt. Col. John Mc Crae, MD very well presented.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

what can you say about a cemetery?? its what it is thousands of men laid to rest from WW1, it was part of our tour and I'm glad we went there

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Essex, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

A powerful and moving experience. the words of the poem in Flanders Fields will always have a deeper meaning after the visit.

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Skipton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

The cemetery is as they all are in Belgium very well maintained easily accessible from the road.The poem " In Flanders Fields" by Major John McCrae was pend at Essex Farm advanced aid post( inspiring the use of the poppy as an enduring symbol of remembrance), which is situated just at the side of the cemetery.

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Umina Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

John McCrae worked as a doctor in the bunkers next to the cemetery and you can visit them and just imagine how difficult this must have been. He also penned the poem In Flanders Fields while here after treating a young soldier 13 years of age who later died.

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Swanley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

To visit any World War 1 cemetery is a very emotional experience. To witness the sheer number of grave stones of named and unknown soldiers has a profound effect on you. Essex Farm Cemetery was included in our tour, together with other cemeteries, and they leave you feeling very emotional and grateful for the ultimate sacrifice they made.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Once we found it (took another road across the river) we spent some time walking around the cemetery. As with all the WW1 cemeteries we visited they are very peaceful places even though this was right next to a main road. Spend some time here and find out more about the Flanders Field poem before moving on to other sites

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Frome, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Noted as the spot that Canadian Army Medical Corps officer John McCrae wrote In Flands Fields (he is actually buried in Wimereux) it has very atmospheric bunkers and the headstone of Rifleman VJ STrudwick who died at the age of 15.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Memorial to John McCrae who wrote "In Flanders Fields". Also the dressing station where McCrae worked as a doctor and casualties were treated. Memorials to the West Riding Division. Free to just walk around and see the dressing station and the graves. We were here about half an hour but glad we went.

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Aylesbury
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Credit to the War Grave Commission for their eye to detail and the way they keep their sites, immaculate. Saw Strudwick's grave, what a waste of young life

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