Canada, the Great War, and Flanders Fields

Canadians would distinguish themselves in the Great War, and the words of Canadian John McCrae would come to, perhaps more than any other, encapsulate the sacrifices of the soldiers of that war. The story of one of the most important poems about war ever written deserves to be remembered.
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  • thank you my friend for sharing your knowledge. love history and your channel. peace brother.

    Mark ColdrenMark Coldren3 цагийн өмнө
  • I recall the 1950s and 60s how veteran groups were commonly seen distributing paper poppy flowers, usually to automobile drivers at traffic intersections, in exchange for cash donations no matter how big or small. I believe that I still have one or more of those paper flowers amongst my belongings.

    Greg OGreg O2 өдрийн өмнө
  • Thank you and every year when those poppies go on sale I buy one to show that I remember, those who served, those who sacrificed, and those who paid the final price. A father long gone served on the corvettes in WW2.

    Barry AulisBarry Aulis3 өдрийн өмнө
  • Truly excellent video.

    JBJB4 өдрийн өмнө
  • Lest we forget !

    mish hammish ham4 өдрийн өмнө
  • The soldier that suggested using urine-soaked handkerchiefs was also from Toronto, in civilian life he had worked at the RC Harris water treatment plant, which still stands in the same spot at the eastern end of Queen Street East in the Toronto neighbourhood of The Beaches. It was his knowledge of chlorine that came from working at the plant that led to that insight and allowed the Canadians to hold the line. One can still visit the plant which is a marvellous piece of art-deco architecture on the shores of Lake Ontario. Once things get back to normal there is an annual event in Toronto called Doors Open where you can actually tour the inner workings of the plant (but be warned, the place STINKS, so if you have a weak stomach don't go inside, but then you miss some beautiful art-deco architecture).

    Casper DunningCasper Dunning4 өдрийн өмнө
  • Nice to see some more Canadian history content. Is that a RCMP forage cap above your left shoulder?

    Scallywag 67Scallywag 676 өдрийн өмнө
  • This was when Canadians had pride in their past , sadly they have nothing now and my heart is heavy with sorrow of their lost heroes. !

    Ron LawsonRon Lawson6 өдрийн өмнө
  • My grandparents were very active in all veterans organizations when I was a child. They served in the VFW, the American Legion, and the society of the 28th division AEF. My grandfather was Commander with some of the posts in Delaware. I would go with him to numerous conventions and where ever else that he went. Sold buddy poppies that the VFW and the American Legion handed out for donations. I enjoyed my time kid doing this. I felt like I was contributing to veteran causes. I basically followed in my grandfather‘s footsteps joining the military and retiring from the army after 26 years. He served in the Pacific. While I am not anywhere near as active As he was, I am still a member of the Legion. My greatest reverence is for those that served in the great war and those that served before me. I myself do not see my service as greatly as I saw their’s.

    PhantomLover007PhantomLover0076 өдрийн өмнө
  • I first saw this poem on display in the lobby of the Flanders Hotel in Ocean City, New Jersey, USA almost 45 years ago. The hotel is still in operation, and will celebrate its 100 year anniversary in 2023. Moved me then as a young man, still moves me today.

    Michael DenhamMichael Denham7 өдрийн өмнө
  • The only award I've ever received was first place in a "poppy poster contest" that grade school kids did every year. I still have it somewhere. We would sell fake poppies for a veterans benefit group. I can't remember that last time I saw a poppy lapel. History Guy is the place I come to unwind, relax, and learn. He is better than 90% of the doc stuff on TV.

    Jim PensonJim Penson7 өдрийн өмнө
  • My Grampa fought at Ypes, where he received life-changing wounds. He had a custom: every Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas he set a place at the head of the dining table for those who could not be there. It's a tradition we continue. God Bless them each and every one.

    Coldlake AltaColdlake Alta7 өдрийн өмнө
  • my grandfather was gassed in the Great War in France he survived it though, dont know in which battle but because of the effect it had on his body he was not called up for WW2, of which i'm grateful as i might not be typing this now,, RIP Tom,

    PAUL HAMMERSLEYPAUL HAMMERSLEY7 өдрийн өмнө
  • War is so wrong! When, as a human race, will we ever learn to stop killing each other?

    AndrewVelonisAndrewVelonis7 өдрийн өмнө
  • I am British but I have Canadian relatives and having visited the battlefields of the Great War and WEII I can honestly say that the sacrifice of so many brave Canadians can never be underestimated - whilst they came from a sparsely populated land they fought with the courage of armies much larger. Canada The Brave, ever more

    MikeMike7 өдрийн өмнө
  • A truly outstanding presentation.

    bobcatt42bobcatt427 өдрийн өмнө
  • Someone on SponsorBlock is sabotaging your channel. He consistently marks the start of your stories as spam. Maybe you should take action against this person. Since it makes your videos hard to watch.

    Henk ter HeideHenk ter Heide8 өдрийн өмнө
  • Thanks for this , my father served in the WWI, enlisted in fall of 1914, he was captured in April in 1915, at the first chlorine gas attack in Ypres. He enlisted in the 48 th Highlanders in Toronto.

    Douglas DDEDouglas DDE8 өдрийн өмнө
  • I graduated from high school in 1965. My mother told me there were still WW1 veterans in hospital beds from the gas attacks, connected to oxygen tanks. Until she told me, I never considered the price some men paid for our freedoms with the loss of their health and own freedom.

    Glen MartinGlen Martin8 өдрийн өмнө
  • This brings a great deal of sadness to me.

    swampk9swampk98 өдрийн өмнө
  • Thank you Sir for this post. Flanders and the poppy are part of the fabric of Canada. As a young Canadian I struggled with the concept of war memorials being too young to have known the experience of truly being witness to such events. In time I learned to understand and honour these souls and not to judge them from my time and place. It is said often here that Americans only know American history. Proof is here that that isn't so. May the souls of all of those who died for our freedoms rest forever in peace regardless of where they hailed from. May those younger than I learn to understand the sacrifices as well. This is an excellent telling of our story and I'll remember to share it next November with the younger ones in my life.

    1928ModelA19311928ModelA19318 өдрийн өмнө
  • Can anyone tell me what any nation gained from world war 1? As a veteran of 20 years service, and 3 1/2 years combat, I can't see the sense of any of it anymore. Not that any of it ever did make sense to me.

    DaveDave8 өдрийн өмнө
  • Well done sir. A topic I would love for you to tackle is the book “John Ransom’s Andersonville Diary”. It is the personal diary of a union soldier who was a pow in notorious Andersonville prison, near Andersonville, Georgia. I have a great-uncle who served in the Union Army, was captured, held, and died in that hell-hole. He is buried in the cemetery outside the prison walls. It definitely deserves to be remembered.

    BF1969BF19698 өдрийн өмнө
  • I was compelled to recite the poem with you, almost even instinctively stood; now, once again, my eyes are leaking because I watched The History Guy

    Justa GirlJusta Girl8 өдрийн өмнө
  • Strange to hear an American reading the poem. It's so ubiquitous in Canada that it's almost always read with the same stress and cadence.

    AlexR2648AlexR26489 өдрийн өмнө
  • In Flanders Field has to be one of if not the most powerful poem about war.

    camo hawkcamo hawk9 өдрийн өмнө
  • Thank you. Now I know.

    Mark KalinMark Kalin9 өдрийн өмнө
  • Thank you for this!

    MudhooksMudhooks9 өдрийн өмнө
  • From Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae and Flanders Fields to justin trudeau. How could we as Canadians have gone so wrong so fast?

    GRB201110119GRB2011101199 өдрийн өмнө
    • Shove your politics where the sun don't shine, bonehead.

      hilariousnamehilariousname9 өдрийн өмнө
  • American here. Reading others’ comments and I can’t believe so many Americans are not familiar with the story of Flanders Field and Col McRae’s poem. In the Midwest where I’m from, the local VFW or American Legion (I’m sorry I can’t remember) “sold” artificial poppies close to Memorial Day (they were really taking donations for DAV and most people grossly overpaid for their artificial flower). I feel like this is a story I grew up with despite not having come from the UK or one of the commonwealth nations. And I had a red poppy hanging from the rearview mirror of my car for years

    Nathan RuhnowNathan Ruhnow9 өдрийн өмнө
  • I wish you had mentioned and shown the modern day Flanders and how school children tend the graves of the Canadians. “The poppies blow between the crosses row on row” still to this day. The sight is inspiring.

    Jay WhoisitJay Whoisit9 өдрийн өмнө
  • While you read it correctly, a couple of the visuals use the incorrect version. The first line is "In Flanders fields the poppies BLOW" not grow. This is a common error.

    GWINEGWINE9 өдрийн өмнө
  • I've always thought The greatest oxymoron I have ever heard is the two words great war. After serving in Vietnam I came to know that there is nothing great about war

    MusicMusic10 өдрийн өмнө
  • In K C the museum entrance has poppies under the entrance walk. All over. 1,000 men died for everyone Somme. Look up how many died in hours. My grandfather was there. And in 9 other battles. Gassed day before the end.

    Ancient but still here ?Ancient but still here ?10 өдрийн өмнө
  • My father was a WW2 veteran, who flew in a Pathfinder bomber on more than 60 missions over occupied Europe. He was always involved in the Legion Poppy campaigns whenever November 11th occurred. Dad passed in 1998. 'Cry not because they have gone, but smile because they were here!'

    David YoungDavid Young10 өдрийн өмнө
  • Excellent presentation. You should run it again on November 11th as a special tribute to all those who fell in the “Great War” and all conflicts since then.

    Bill CampbellBill Campbell10 өдрийн өмнө
  • Thank you for that. That poem has very deep meaning for Canadians of all ages.

    tim dunbartim dunbar10 өдрийн өмнө
  • Where's Dan Carlin? I've spent more time in Flanders than most of the (somewhat heroic) grunts that fought there ...

    greg ariusgreg arius10 өдрийн өмнө
  • This poem and the hymn ‘ I Vow to the My Country ‘ , always choke me up.

    Kevin BestKevin Best10 өдрийн өмнө
  • In all the illustrations the first line is written "In Flanders Fields the poppies GROW". However, I was always taught to recite it "In Flanders Fields the poppies BLOW". Now I'm not sure which is correct.

    David BroughallDavid Broughall10 өдрийн өмнө
  • My great uncle, Clifford Wilson, served in the Canadian expeditionary forces during WW1, and was killed in action. He is buried in Tyne Cot cemetery in Belgium. A memorial cross was presented to my family and has been kept in my family for over a hundred years. Recently, I was able to navigate the procedures for donating our memorial cross to the Canadian war museum in Ottawa. It has found a good home there. Rest in peace, uncle Clifford.

    Jack pine SavageJack pine Savage10 өдрийн өмнө
  • Terrible things humans do

    Turd FergusonTurd Ferguson10 өдрийн өмнө
  • Outstanding ..thanks. A Canadian.

    Geoffrey BawdenGeoffrey Bawden10 өдрийн өмнө
  • Thank you for the fitting tribute to John McRae and the Canadian Expeditionary Force. My Grandfather served in the CEF so this video has great meaning to me.

    David BeattieDavid Beattie10 өдрийн өмнө
  • This brings me back to the first time I read and heard this poem as a kid in school. The teacher tried to explain it and what it meant, but my young mind was unable to grasp most of its meanings. As I have grown older, this poem has only become fresher for me.

    CBV123CBV12310 өдрийн өмнө
  • The FRENCH pronunciation??? IEPER (pronounced 'eeper') lies in FLANDERS where the language is DUTCH. Please get your facts right!!

    Stavros K.Stavros K.10 өдрийн өмнө
  • I always appreciate it when you feature Canadian content. This, of all our stories, will always touch me, always move me, and always make me reflect on all the sorrow, all the loss. We will remember them. We must always remember them. Thank you.

    Lincoln LincolnLincoln Lincoln10 өдрийн өмнө
  • Thank you, for connecting the dots on the veterans poppy. I never understood it, but never chose to investigate it. Now I feel somewhat ashamed. Thank you

    Charles TaylorCharles Taylor10 өдрийн өмнө
  • In Spring 2003, I was serving as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in northern Belgium. We are assigned a partner to be with us all the time. My partner during that time was a Canadian. We both had a lot of interest in visiting some of the World War I sites on our off day. There was an older Belgian man who was very kind and agreed to bring us to many of the memorials and graveyards, including Ypres. I had learned Flanders Fields poem in school, but had forgotten it long ago (I'm from the USA). My partner, being a wonderful Canadian, had not and taught it to me again. I learned a great deal from him and the Belgian gentleman. I developed a healthy and deep respect for Canadians and their proud heritage. It was a wonderful experience to be there with the poppies growing and to reflect on the sacrifices that were made. Thank you Canada for being our great ally and friend, even though we may not always appreciate or recognize it.

    Peter MilliganPeter Milligan10 өдрийн өмнө
  • When I was a kid my favourite books were the Anne of Green Gables series. The last book is set against the backdrop of WW1, and after watching this video I just realized that the book not only follows real events, but also pays tribute to real people. Thank you

    I OI O10 өдрийн өмнө
  • Reading all these comments from veterans and fellow historians a like is very moving.

    SH4D0WSH4D0W10 өдрийн өмнө
  • I was with the PPCLI 87-05.

    Big Boy BlueBig Boy Blue10 өдрийн өмнө
  • The Great War was the greatest folly in human history. Thank-you, History Guy, thank you.

    Joan of BarkJoan of Bark10 өдрийн өмнө
  • Thank you for this, my grandfather served with the CEF, cheers.

    Dwight DunlopDwight Dunlop10 өдрийн өмнө
  • Every soldier I know can recite "In flanders Field" & "It is the Soldier", John McCrae and Charles M. Provence are synonymous names of Patriotism.

    Beverly AnneBeverly Anne10 өдрийн өмнө
  • Flanders Fields and the 1st battle of Ypres (iirc) is just the tip of the spear when it comes to Canada in the great war.

    Jimminey FingCricketJimminey FingCricket10 өдрийн өмнө
  • My Grandfather was with the Winnipeg Rifles and served on the front lines. I have his 2 medals from WWI and a badge which says Canadian Expeditionary Force. James Munro McDiarmid and I have the same name. A few years ago I travelled to Ypres and toured the museum. Thankfully, he came home to Winnipeg or I would not exist.

    Jim McDiarmidJim McDiarmid11 өдрийн өмнө
  • That was very moving, so many young lives thrown away by politicians thousands of miles away in their safe warm well stocked houses so they could play mine is bigger than yours with their counter parts who's main difference was what language they spoke. We shall remember you, the fallen, who gave your lives to protect what was yours, lest we forget .

    Brian WiedenBrian Wieden11 өдрийн өмнө
  • Thank you for making this video, History Guy! This poem, and what it means, gives me goosebumps every time. I'm proud to be Canadian, and to remember every word of In Flanders Fields. 🇨🇦🍁

    Brett MortonBrett Morton11 өдрийн өмнө
  • The red Poppys are very much a Commonwealth thing. Outside of Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand very few people know about them and you don't see them anywhere

    Walter PleyerWalter Pleyer11 өдрийн өмнө
  • It is so sad that so many young men died for rights that are so easily given away by the young men of today. 🇨🇦😥

    Ian HillmanIan Hillman11 өдрийн өмнө
  • I inevitably shed a year when I hear the poem. I'm not even from any of the countries involved in the Great War.

    Harvey HerreraHarvey Herrera11 өдрийн өмнө
  • Big Head Todd and the Monsters turned the poem into a song: mnthe.info/bill/video/nNilyGqxpYKLcG8

    Thomas LanganThomas Langan11 өдрийн өмнө
  • Great piece of history, thanks for creating it. I'm not sure you saw it but a few years ago there was a Remembrance Day display in London with a ceramic poppy for each fallen WWI soldier. images.app.goo.gl/2XmapBYShFXPm3se6

    Dave WaddlingDave Waddling11 өдрийн өмнө
  • My uncle Fred died at the battle of the Somme, he was a sergeant in the Canadian infantry, he was 22 when he died.

    Robert SalmonRobert Salmon11 өдрийн өмнө
  • The poem is one of my favorites. Memorized in the 7th grade, I recall it often. And it haunts me still, as a veteran. Thank you for the history.

    Brandon WilliamsBrandon Williams11 өдрийн өмнө
  • Respect always to the heroes of WWI. "No day dawns, nor night returns, but we remember thee."

    InfoScholarInfoScholar11 өдрийн өмнө
  • Albert Hall, along with two other men, all winners of the Victoria Cross, during WW1, lived on Pine Street, in my hometown of Winnipeg. It was renamed Valour Road, in their honour.

    David CarrDavid Carr11 өдрийн өмнө
  • Tears. Again.

    JWBoatsJWBoats11 өдрийн өмнө
  • A terrible poem that glorifies warfare. It's about ensuring that we keep fighting despite how many people are killed in a pointless imperial conflict, "Take up our quarrel with the foe," is all about ending the conflict. I can't believe I was taught it as a child and that we continue to teach it to kids. We should be teaching kids Wilfred Owen's "Dulce et decorum est" instead.

    B LB L11 өдрийн өмнө
  • I was with 11RCA 1991-2000. In the mid 90's McRae 's medals went on auction and our regiment tried to buy them but came up nowhere near the mark. A local person bought them and donated them to either Guelph or to the War Museum. There was a Ford CMP gun tractor in the back lot which was eventually restored. This towed the Argyle who was shot by the terrorist at the war memorial in Ottawa. I towed the very same 25 pounder and limber that carried the coffin. I even have some pictures of us in the gun park polishing the thing for Remembrance Day Cenotaph duty. Thanks for the episode.

    Kelly BreenKelly Breen11 өдрийн өмнө
  • Lest we forget.

    Tanner rennaTTanner rennaT11 өдрийн өмнө
  • Any “elites “ in that hole? Hell no, just a bunch of dumbasses

    Michael MillerMichael Miller11 өдрийн өмнө
  • I find it impossible to hear this poem without tears filling my eyes. Thank you History Guy.

    CaptHollisterCaptHollister11 өдрийн өмнө
  • Canadian here... Have ancestors that were there, some couldn't make it back...the ones who did were fully different people, from what I was told... Thanks for covering this for all of us!!!

    RaymanRayman11 өдрийн өмнө
  • Still get choked up when I hear this poem.

    James BrownJames Brown11 өдрийн өмнө
  • Was also included on a version of the $10 bill

    Larry HammondLarry Hammond11 өдрийн өмнө
  • Might I suggest, for a future Episode, the Battle of Beaumont Hammel? The Newfoundland (pronounced new-fun-land) Regiment was nearly wiped out in a short single event, and started a chain of events which would lead to the Dominion of Newfoundland joining Canada.

    Brook ThompsonBrook Thompson11 өдрийн өмнө
  • I know some History that deserves to be remembered, A catholic chaplain of Vietnam, Father Vincent Robert Capodanno, The Grunt Padre, Medal of Honor, and A servant of Christ.

    David JaeckelDavid Jaeckel11 өдрийн өмнө
  • If you aren't familiar with the band Sabaton I would suggest a listen to their final track on their Great War album. The topic is in fact this particular poem.

    Daniel RuppDaniel Rupp11 өдрийн өмнө
  • If those tough men could see what is happening in Canada today it would shock them to the core

    Ty KellermanTy Kellerman11 өдрийн өмнө
    • Tell us more - we're all eager to hear you spout off about everyone and everything you don't like.

      hilariousnamehilariousname9 өдрийн өмнө
  • My grandfather served in the 116th Battalion with the CEF and my great grandfather served with the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry KOYLI. Both saw action in WWI and both were WIA. I am fortunate enough and old enough to remember them and their stories. And I well remember learning In Flanders Fields as memory work in public school. Lest we forget!

    William ReynoldsWilliam Reynolds11 өдрийн өмнө
  • My great grandfather served as a Sergeant in the Canadian Army Expeditionary Force in World War One, prior to that he was a British Calvaryman in the Boer Wars, luckily he survived the war, and I have his effects that include his diary, paybook, will, dog tag, a few pictures from overseas, uniform parts, medals, and multiple papers and other items. Thanks for your story on them.

    Skittles AndersonSkittles Anderson11 өдрийн өмнө
  • Suggestion: We recently visited the Crater of Diamonds State Park in AR. I wondered if it’s history was worth remembering.

    Stellar FirefighterStellar Firefighter11 өдрийн өмнө
  • As a proud Canadian, thank you HG for getting the word out on our underappreciated history. Much appreciated your presentation of Flanders Fields.

    Harl CCHarl CC11 өдрийн өмнө
  • I wouldn't say enjoy, but this brought tears to my eyes. I also thought about "Dulce et Decorum Est", a poem by English poet Wilfred Owen, which focused on a gas attack during the same war. McCrae's poem was more popular at the time, but I believe Owen's has become more well known because of its graphic portrayal of events. Owen also died before the end of the war. It's always been my feeling that World War I was the Grim Reaper of poets. Thanks for the episode.

    K. CK. C12 өдрийн өмнө
    • Two very different takes on that war .......

      hilariousnamehilariousname9 өдрийн өмнө
  • I appreciate your video on Flanders Field. I am from Canada. The open is on the back of our $20 bill. I understand the poem more because of the context of the writing of the poem. Thank you for making me more proud to be Canadian.

    Robert KapitskyRobert Kapitsky12 өдрийн өмнө
  • Reminds me of this song (Green Fields of France (aka No Man's Land)): mnthe.info/bill/video/fNmkynfZf26QpIQ

    Tony KyleTony Kyle12 өдрийн өмнө
  • I currently live in Guelph Ontario, the birthplace of John McCrae. My home is a block and a half from the house where he was born. It is a modest house and has been preserved as a museum commemorating his life.

    ChillerChiller12 өдрийн өмнө
  • Thank you for this episode of History that deserves to be remembered. I’m a veteran. I have been fond of the poem about Flanders Field for a long time. Every time I hear it I shed a tear, like I’ve only heard it for the first time.

    Ian StradianIan Stradian12 өдрийн өмнө
  • My great uncle was listed as missing in action in France a few weeks before the end of the war. He's never been found. We keep hoping some trace of him might be discovered, but after 100 years it's kind of a long shot.

    K LK L12 өдрийн өмнө
  • Very well read

    The Dude AbidesThe Dude Abides12 өдрийн өмнө
  • Thank you for that. A proud Canadian.

    Graham HunterGraham Hunter12 өдрийн өмнө
  • Thank you from a proud Canadian for your moments of history that deserve to be remembered and for recounting those events so well.

    George WilkinsonGeorge Wilkinson12 өдрийн өмнө
  • I must say that the phrase that one life to one's country does apply to anyone's country during the fight for freedom

    Cornbreadfed KirkpatrickCornbreadfed Kirkpatrick12 өдрийн өмнө
  • Lance, your reading of the poem did it justice. Thank you. This one gets bookmarked. My grandfather served in the Canadian artillery during that war and at "Wipers." I never got to know him, he died when I was a young child. The battle at Ypres blooded the Canadian forces as a national entity. They were greatly feared by the enemy because where they advanced, no being was left alive behind them be it unit actions or trench raids at which we were very good. We had something of an unsavory reputation during that war on both sides of the line. It was improved somewhat during WWII. The taking of Vimy Ridge by the Canadians after several other nations' armies had tried and failed marked a turning point in the formation of Canada and in our identity as a nation. I've been to Vimy, walked the monument and also the trenches that were preserved as part of the monument. That battle must have been hellish. At first the Germans were confident, having held the ridge against other countries' forces but afterwards the German prisoners said of the Canadians "They just kept coming...and coming." A hell of a way for a country to forge a newfound sense of self but sometimes such is the way of things. The American anthem speaks of "...the rockets red glare..." during the defense of Fort McHenry in the face of the Royal Navy. Canada has Vimy, and our anthem has the words "...we stand on guard..." And ever shall it be so.

    deltavee2deltavee212 өдрийн өмнө
  • Quoted during our ANZAC Day commemorations, Thank you and Respect to our Canadian Comrades 🇦🇺🇳🇿

    Myles DobinsonMyles Dobinson12 өдрийн өмнө
  • I remember learning about the poem in elementary school in the 70s. As kid, you don't really understand it. It's just words. As an adult, it takes on a whole new meaning.

    SOCIALIST DISTANCINGSOCIALIST DISTANCING12 өдрийн өмнө
  • I always wondered about the small red flower they hand out! You are the best thing on youtube, sir.

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  • Thank you, THG!

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