7 July 1918

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.

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2 Responses to “7 July 1918”

  1. 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.

  2. Admin@WW1 - July 10th, 2018 at 9:40 am

    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.

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