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New Unit: The First World War

February 26, 2008 Leave a comment Go to comments

We have begun a unit on World War I. that looks at The Great War as the watershed event in world history that divides the 19th and 20th centuries.

In Flanders Field
by Lt. Col. John McCrae

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.

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