Sunday, November 11, 2018

100 Years of the Armistice Day

"Giacomo Matulic* with his Friends" 
Norval Morrisseau Blog Master's grandfather as
a member of the Austro-Hungarian Army 
/First from the left, early 20th Century/

- In Flanders Fields

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...

Lt.-Col. John McCrae

* - Jakov (Giacomo) Matulic (1895-1945) - an active participant of the First and the Second World Wars

Source (image):, Omiš, Croatia
                                   (Used with permission; Webmaster Ugo Matulic)

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