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“Poignant”

Essex Farm Cemetery
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Reviewed June 26, 2013

Just on the outskirts of Ieper, this Cemetery is combined with the sites associated with John McCrae and his famous poem.

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Reviewed June 10, 2013

A very peaceful spot, like all the other cemeteries in Ieper, immaculately maintained. As with many of the graves in other cemeteries there are countless grave stones marking the resting place of unknown soldiers, and as with other cemeteries there are countless graves of those who died in their teens or early twenties.

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Reviewed June 8, 2013

This is a scene of a medical outpost initially run by the Dr who wrote the Poem Flanders Fields, Dr John McRae

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Reviewed May 18, 2013

A moving site and informative site, with it the gravestone of a 15 year old soldier, and the dressing station site of Canadian physician and poet John McCrae. (Note, this combines the Essex Cemetery and the John McCrae site.)

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Reviewed May 11, 2013

This cemetery contains the burial site of the youngest soldier who dies in WW1. There were loads of tributes to this young man, mostly from parties of schoolchildren. John McRae, who later became Surgeon General, wrote the porm 'In Flanders Field' during his time at this site. The poem was written as a tribute to his friend who died. There is a wonderful plaque that gives more information about John McRae and a copy of the poem is etched into a bronze plaque on the wall of the bunkers. You can see the cramped conditions of the advanced dressing station. Wow, it was dark in those bunkers and it makes you wonder how the medics could work in there to ease the pain and suffering of the wounded and dying. The station was less than one mile from the front line. We also visited John McRae's grave in Wimereux near Boulogne. Very thought provoking.

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