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A must see for every Canadian visiting Flanders.

If you grew up in Canada or the UK, you know his poem, this place is where Dr. McRae tended to the... read more

Reviewed 8 December 2017
Don M
,
Chemainus, Canada
John McCrae Site

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

Reviewed 13 November 2017
GladysOttawa
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Ottawa
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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 11 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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Reviewed 22 October 2017

Stand where Flanders Field is so well remembered and put so passionately into poetry,words of the soul.This place remembers the person of John McCrae who enables us to realise where our true passion and loyalty must be placed.A place certainly not to miss on your...More

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Reviewed 9 October 2017

This is where the author of the famous war poem worked and where he penned the poem. Interestingly he apparently didn't like the poem and so threw it away but his friend recovered it and then it became world famous. All of the war tour...More

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Reviewed 8 October 2017

Although closely associated with the Essex Farm Cemetery, the John McCrae site is certainly deserving of its own separate review, since both provide insight on different aspects of the conditions and realities of the Great War. According to our tour guide, the site is the...More

Thank Aaron H
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Reviewed 12 September 2017

For so many, In Flanders Fields, is the poem we associate with war and Remembrance Day. Canadian doctor and pathologist, John McCrae, penned the poem in this area. Sadly, he would only live a year after the end of the war. Seeing the field dressing...More

Thank McDon7
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

Worth walking beyond the dressing station up through the field to a further preserved area next to the Canal. It has a couple of tables and benches and information about the history of the canal which formed the psychological front line.

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Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

We went as part of a guided tour. Our guide was knowledgable and this was clearly a high point of his tour. Concrete bunker with it's confined rooms made it difficult to imagine how so many lives were lost and saved on this spot. Replica...More

Thank Bill R
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