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John McCrae Site

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Address: Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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The rooms in the bunkers are so small, they moved people on as quick as they could. This is an amazing site and gives one a real feeling for the war.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Nottingham, United Kingdom

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The rooms in the bunkers are so small, they moved people on as quick as they could. This is an amazing site and gives one a real feeling for the war.

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New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

John McCrae's poem "In Flanders Field" is so piognant, sad and representative of the time. All the cemeteries around Ypres are tragic reminders of the monumental loss of young lives in hideous wars. The Belgium government and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission maintain and improve the cemeteries and the facilities with great care and are to be applauded.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

How they managed to care for injured soldiers here in the bunkers is unbelievable, compare this with the poem by John McCrae, and its heart wrenching

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

A few days chasing down relatives of Great War with son. I had been the year before -just as I remember. Interesting to re acquaint myself with the history. As always CWGC do a wonderful job keeping the cemeteries in top condition. Also great to see children doing school visits.

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Thank Roger P
Lyon, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

John McCrae was working in a field hospital adjacent to want is now the Essex Farm War Cemetery. He wrote the words of his emotional poem following the death of a close friend.. What little is left of the original dressing station has been carefully excavated/restored to provide visitors with a feel of how bad it must have been in... More 

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Kenilworth, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

The words of McCrae's poem are emotional. Combine that with a visit to the site where McCrae was stationed and inspired to write his poem and the feeling is indescribable. What little is left of the original dressing station has been carefully excavated/restored to provide visitors with a feel of how bad it must have been in WW1. There is... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Having taught the poem In Flanders Fields to my pupils they thoroughly enjoyed the impromptu visit we made to this site

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Concrete bunkers that are on the site of the original sandbagged field clinic/ dressing station. Empty rooms where soldiers suffered. Not much to see except the bunkers, grave stones of those who couldn't be saved and the plaque displaying the poem. Free and quick.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

This is part of Essex Farm Cemetery. (Commonwealth War Graves Commission). John McCrae was a Canadian surgeon who wrote the poem 'In Flanders Fields'. He worked in the partly preserved field hospital at the site. How they worked and lived like this is amazing. A good visit. See Essex Farm Reviews for more details.

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Banbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

This is another very informative memorial and tells the struggle the nurse's and doctor's had to deal with on a daily basis then John McCrae took time out to write In Flanders Fields poem very very moving in tears at the end of the visit.

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