JOHN MCCRAE'S WAR: IN FLANDERS FIELDS

JOHN MCCRAE'S WAR: IN FLANDERS FIELDS

    Price: $210.00

    Code: 1042
    Format: DVD

    Directed by Robert Duncan
    1998, 46 minutes

    This biographical video tells the story of John McCrae, a Canadian army physician in WWI. Shaken by the experience of having to pick up for burial the body parts of a best friend, the victim of a direct hit from a German shell, McCrae later wrote "In Flanders Fields," one of the most famous anti-war poems of all time, while looking out over the grave. The video chronicles McCrae's life, from his childhood in Ontario to the battlefields of Belgium, and the emotional genesis of his classic verse, a tribute to the sacrifice of the young men who lost their lives in WWI, as well as every war since.

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    Festivals & Awards

    * Honorable Mention, Columbus International Film and Video Festival


    Reviews

    "...well documented and researched...provides meaningful insight into one of Canada's heroes and his times. Recommended for public library collections."-Library Journal

    ***1/2 Good "...exceedingly well done...Highly recommended."-Video Librarian

    "...moving and powerful...makes the war as real as today's news...This video would enhance both the study of war and poetry lessons, and deserves to be widely viewed."-School Library Journal

    "...a fine appreciation...the life of McCrae is movingly captured."-Booklist (American Library Association)