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Spanish Flu

A British Mark IV tank advances across the red field, star and crescent moon of a Turkish flag under a chain of grey and yellow clouds. Entitled Entente-török fegyverszünet, Entente-Turkish Armistice, it refers to the British-Turkish Armistice signed on October 30, 1918, that took effect on October 31. Original watercolor postcard by Schima Martos.

A British Mark IV tank advances across the red field, star and crescent moon of a Turkish flag under a chain of grey and yellow clouds. Entitled Entente-török fegyverszünet, Entente-Turkish Armistice, it refers to the British-Turkish Armistice signed on October 30, 1918, that took effect on October 31. Original watercolor postcard by Schima Martos.

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Entente-török fegyverszünet



Entente-Turkish Armistice

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The Spanish Flu struck during the summer of 1918. Some [Germans?] thought it was a new weapon of war. By the time it had run its course in 1919???, it had killed more people than the war itself did.

An unpleasant flu in the spring of 1918, it turned deadly by the autumn.