Australian soldiers and British tank crewmen stand beside H52, one of the three British Mk V tanks captured during the Battle of Hamel. Note the French flag on the roof of the house marking the capture of the position. Image courtesy Australian War Memorial.
Spanish influenza begins to take on epidemic proportions in France
2 Responses to “7 July 1918”
Tony Alexander - July 8th, 2018 at 7:37 pm
It is believed that the Influenza epidemic of 1919 caused more deaths than World War 1.
Yes, that’s correct Tony. The Spanish Flu killed more than 20 million people worldwide. The total number of deaths in World War I has been estimated to be about 18 million; some 11 million military personnel and 7 million civilians. A further 23 million people were wounded.