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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


  • Tony Alexander says:

    It is believed that the Influenza epidemic of 1919 caused more deaths than World War 1.

    • Admin@WW1 says:

      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.