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Flanders Poppies Blow Up Furor in Canada
[Bulldog Edition]
Los Angeles Times - Los Angeles, Calif.
Date: Feb 11, 2001
Start Page: A.38
Section: Part A; PART- A; PART-; Advance Desk
Abstract (Document Summary)

Canadians know that Flanders Fields contain poppies, but whether they grow or blow is in question with the issuing of a new $10 bill.

The new currency, in circulation since Jan. 17, has the opening verse of Canadian poet John McCrae's famous World War I poem, "In Flanders Fields," on the back:

Once the notes hit the streets, though, the Bank of Canada began receiving calls from people--including schoolteachers--convinced the first line should be "In Flanders Fields the poppies grow," said bank spokesman Joe Basile.

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