Where the Poppies Blow: The Life and Lessons of John McCrae

On a spring day in 1915, amid the battle-scarred fields of Flanders, Belgium, John McCrae was struck by the sight of poppies blooming over the graves of his fallen comrades. It moved him so deeply that he penned “In Flanders Fields,” one of history’s most famous poems. A dedicated army doctor, John witnessed the horrors of war firsthand as he worked tirelessly to treat wounded soldiers. Follow John on his journey, from humble beginnings in small-town Ontario to some of the toughest battle zones of the First World War. Although he never made it back home, John McCrae’s poem and the red poppy became an enduring symbol of remembrance, honouring the countless soldiers who sacrificed their lives in conflict.


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Titles in This Series (Total of 2)

Book TitleISBN #CopyrightCDN ListDisc. %Disc. PriceStatus
Au champ d'honneur : regard sur la vie de John McCrae   97819878343522023 (PB)$32.5020%$26.00 Available
Where the Poppies Blow: The Life and Lessons of John McCrae   97819878343452023 (PB)$32.5020%$26.00 Will Ship 4-6 Wks