From one War to Another – The Spanish Flu

Wednesday 16 September 2020

Louise Rodwell

As the First World War was drawing to a close, a new enemy was starting a different fight, and took no sides. The Spanish flu swept across the world using mobilised troops as a super spreading vehicle. Using pictures, newspaper articles and accounts from people at the front, this talk will look at the origins of the Spanish flu, how soldiers and civilians dealt with it during and after the first world war, and the ways we remember it today.