Most of the images here are from a book published in 1915 by Gordon R. Gibbons of Winnipeg to commemorate the second contingent going to the front from Military District No. 10.

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In Flanders Fields

by Major John MacCrae, C.E.F.
May 1915, Ypres, Belgium

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up your quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

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