Wednesday, July 01, 2015

In Flanders Fields Clip Art

Heard today. unedited image: Canadian Wartime Information Board (PD) text: written during the First World War by Canadian physician Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae. editing/mashup/sookietex More about this image and story at Public Domain Clip Art - http://publicdomainclip-art.blogspot.com/2015/07/in-flanders-fields-clip-art.html

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published (or registered with the U.S. Copyright Office) before January 1, 1923.

This Canadian work is in the public domain in Canada because its copyright has expired due to one of the following:
1. it was subject to Crown copyright and was first published more than 50 years ago, or
it was not subject to Crown copyright, and
2. it is a photograph that was created prior to January 1, 1949, or
3. the creator died more than 50 years ago.

"In Flanders Fields" is a poem written during the First World War by Canadian physician Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae. The first chapter of In Flanders Fields and Other Poems, a 1919 collection of McCrae's works, gives the text of the poem as follows:

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.

In Flanders Fields Clip Art


In Flanders Fields Clip Art

In Flanders Fields Clip Art

“'If Ye Break Faith — We Shall Not Sleep'. Buy Victory Bonds.” Poster depicts lone soldier standing in a field of poppies at a grave.

Date: 1918 Source: Wartime Information Board, Ottawa, McMaster University Libraries, Identifier: 00001805 Author: Frank Lucien Nicolet (1887 - ?) Department of National Defence, Ottawa



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