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Interesting

A genuine field hospital base. Well preserved and described. Don't miss the grave next door to the... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2018
GeorgeBlackadder
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Leicester, United Kingdom
Very sad

As with all the graves and memorials this is extremely well kept. Our guide Simone was very... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2018
Elaine M
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Reviewed 4 July 2018

A genuine field hospital base. Well preserved and described. Don't miss the grave next door to the youngest soldier killed in WWI, rifleman V.J.Strudwick, aged only 15.

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Reviewed 17 June 2018

As with all the graves and memorials this is extremely well kept. Our guide Simone was very informative and the famous in Flanders Fields is displayed here in brass. All the sites have a register book of the graves for those wishing to pay respects...More

Thank Elaine M
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Reviewed 14 June 2018

This is where John McCrae wrote the famous poem. This is also the site of the grave of a 16(?) year old boy who died during WWI that children in Belgian schools are taught about so they can relate to the war. As with all...More

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Reviewed 23 May 2018

Probably the best known poem of WW1, 'In Flanders Fields' was written at this site, where its Canadian author, John McCrae was working at the dressings station behind the British lines. There is a stone memorial and a metal plaque, commemorating this iconic event. It's...More

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Reviewed 28 April 2018

Came here as part of a battlefields tour, (as most do) I cannot say anymore than what others have said really. But other than there is the headstone of a 15yr old lad there, who according to our guide was shot on the front line...More

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Reviewed 20 April 2018

The opportunity to appreciate the type of conditions that existed for "clearing" the wounded msut not be missed

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Reviewed 8 December 2017

If you grew up in Canada or the UK, you know his poem, this place is where Dr. McRae tended to the wounded, there is a small cemetery there as well. I would not have missed this.

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Reviewed 13 November 2017

As a Canadian this is a must. Our Ypres Salient tour with Patrick took us here and we are very grateful.

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Well worth a visit to see the fairly small cemetery and also some adjacent bunkers. Easy to find the site.

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Reviewed 7 November 2017

The McCrae site is small but worth a visit to the spot where the famous poem was written and to see some fairly well preserved medical bunkers and cemetery and monuments.

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