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von Corax
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« on: November 12, 2018, 01:53:28 am »

This year - this day, in fact - marks the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice which ended the Great War. In commemoration, I offer Major (later Lieutenant-Colonel) John McCrae's In Flanders Fields as read by the late Leonard Cohen.

Leonard Cohen recites “In Flanders Fields” by John McCrae | Legion Magazine


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 our 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.


- John McCrae, 1915
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