Presentation on theme: "In Flanders Fields The Aftermath of World War I Created by J. Copley Hellgate High School Missoula, MT."— Presentation transcript:
In Flanders Fields The Aftermath of World War I Created by J. Copley Hellgate High School Missoula, MT
Flanders: Dutch-speaking part of northern Belgium
British troops blinded by tear gas await treatment during the Battle of Estaires, April 1918.
In Flanders, Australian Infantry wounded around a blockhouse near Zonnebeke Railway Station, October 1917
Canadian stretcher bearers in Flanders fields photographed in 1915.
173 British Military Cemeteries in West Flanders
17 French Military Cemeteries in Flanders Fields 17 French Military Cemeteries in Flanders Fields
Langemark German Cemetery (contains individual graves in which eight German soldiers are buried, a mass grave containing the remains of 24,917 German soldiers. In total, 44,234 German soldiers are buried or commemorated there. Langemark ( one of 4 German cemeteries) More than 44,000 German soldiers are buried here.
This German mass grave contains 24,917 soldiers of whom 7,977 remain unknown.
Wild poppies sprung up in the burial grounds.
In Flanders Field By Lt. Colonel John McCrae (Canada) 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.