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  • In Flanders fields the poppies blow… "In Flanders fields the poppies blowBetween the crosses, row on row."The haunting familiar war poem written during the First World War by Canadian physician Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae is now well known, but what of the poppies themselves?  How did they become the symbol of the nation’s annual act of remembrance?  In this year of significant Great War anniversary this new book explains how the ‘wear a poppy’ idea grew, and has developed in the decades since into the still meaningful Royal British Legion poppy appeal.Copies of The Poppy Story can be obtained from the Station Shop and a proportion from every sale will go to the 2014 Poppy Appeal.Kate BeardRetail ManagerWSRA Promotions
    Posted Oct 23, 2014, 12:27 AM by Steve Edge
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