Size: H32 x W9 x D5 cm
Flanders Fields is the name commonly for the World War I battlefields in Belgium and France. The name originates from a poem, ‘In Flanders Fields’, by Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae, a Canadian physician who was in service during the Second Battle of Ypres. There is a memorial plaque quoting the poem on the cenotaph in London, where HM Queen Elizabeth lays the first wreath on Remembrance Day.
Today Flanders Fields is home to thousands of poppies, referred to in the opening lines of the poem:
In Flanders fields the poppies grow
Between the crosses, row on row,
Steve Boss’ evocative tribute is both beautiful and touching.