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What is thought provoking is how many soldiers actually passed through these dressing stations.

Major John McCrae was a medical doctor and second in command of the 1st Canadian Field Artillery... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
A Canadiam Soldier

McCrae is the author of 'In Flanders Fields'. This site highlights the appalling conditions that he... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2018
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Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Most of the "Flanders Fields" sites are simple and unassuming. They have stood through disinterest, weather, and spikes of interest that have brought droves of people, and yet they stand. Touring the countryside is a very emotional experience. Well worth your time!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Major John McCrae was a medical doctor and second in command of the 1st Canadian Field Artillery during the Second Battle of Ypres. There are conflicting stories of why John McCray wrote his famous poem ‘In Flanders Fields’ on the evening of 2nd May 1915....More

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Reviewed 29 September 2018

McCrae is the author of 'In Flanders Fields'. This site highlights the appalling conditions that he worked in as a doctor, during the battles, which were not far from the canal.

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 20 September 2018

A tribute to the Canadian doctor John McCrae who in 1915 penned the beautiful poem “ In Flanders Fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row....” He is not buried here, but near Boulogne in France where he died in 1918. The small...More

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Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

McCrae’s dressing station is an example of the medical facilities behind the front lines. It is a basic concrete structure consisting of different rooms for treatment and surgery to preserve life. It is a reminder of how grim the conditions on the Western Front were...More

Thank TWal1
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.

Thank GeorgeBlackadder
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
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

Thank Rik T
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

Thank Nicholas H
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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