The Story Behind John McCrae’s “In Flanders Fields” poem
Heritage Minutes: John McCrae
In Flanders Fields by John McCrae (May 1915)
In Flanders Fields by John Mccrae
Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD was a Canadian poet, physician, author, artist and soldier during World War I, and a surgeon during the Second Battle of Ypres, in Belgium. He is best known for writing the famous war memorial poem "In Flanders Fields". McCrae died of pneumonia near the end of the war.