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In Flanders Fields

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In Flanders Fields

John McCrae (1915)

The day is May 3, 1915, and the place is a field outside of the city of Ypres, in Belgium.  It is the aftermath of the second battle in that area, a place that must go down in history as one more terrible site of man’s peculiar inhumanity to man.  It is not just that thousands in an army of resistance to German aggression have died, or that they have di…

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