In Flanders Fields,By John McCrae

In Flanders Fields

By John McCrae

A reading of the poem first published on December 8 1915 in the London magazine Punch.

This piece is an exploration into alternative methods of providing timed visuals to a reading of a poem. The following page has been broken up into segments which will trigger audio upon enter.

The upcoming section will be shown by a dashed line. Scrolling past this point will interrupt the reader and move on to the next line of the poem.

A visual cue point will be indicated by a bold yellow line when the current section of the poem is finished. Scrolling past will trigger the next part of the poem.

As an alternative, use your left (prev) and right (next) arrow keys to navigate and listen to each segment of the poem in turn.

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John McCrae

(November 30, 1872 – January 28, 1918)

Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD was a Canadian poet and physician, a soldier during World War I, and a surgeon during the Second Battle of Ypres, in Belgium. McCrae died of pneumonia near the end of the war.


Poem content curated and assembled by Naomi Aro.

Text for the subtitles taken from

Read by: Hugh McGuire 

Recording taken from

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