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The flower tribute to fallen soldiers
The poppy, which grows everywhere and especially in the mud of the trenches, is associated in the Commonwealth countries with the memory of the soldiers who died at the front and more precisely during the First World War. Bright red like the traditional jackets of British soldiers, it has become a symbol of life going on. The first line of the poem "In Flanders field" written in 1915 by Canadian Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae - In Flanders fields the poppies blow - definitively consecrated the poppy as the flower tribute to the soldiers killed during the conflict.
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