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John McCrae's War: In Flanders Fields
Year:
1998
"In Flanders Fields the poppies blow; between the crosses, row on row." Generations of schoolchildren have recited the poem "In Flanders Fields" on Remembrance Day. The words continue to be etched in the minds of many Canadians. But the stories of poet John McCrae and Alexis Helmer, the young man whose death inspired the poem, are not as well known. This documentary chronicles McCrae's life from his childhood in Ontario to the battlefields of World War I. It reveals the tale behind this famous poem and pays tribute to the Canadian soldiers who died during the war.

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