Pandemic 1918

Pandemic 1918

The Story of the Deadliest Influenza in History

Hardback368pp Illustrated232x153mm

9781782438083     Product Code: 506373


While the First World War raged in Europe, the devastating ‘Spanish flu’ suddenly overwhelmed the world; in three successive waves it would kill around 100 million people. This history of the pandemic traces its origins and progress, using information from official documents and the personal accounts of those, such as David Lloyd George and Vera Brittain, who lived through it. The book also follows today’s scientists as they investigate the virus and draw lessons for our response to future pandemics.

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