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Spanish Flu

"Budapest, 1918: protesters break windows at the Imperial German Consulate General for Hungary." Hand-painted watercolor postcard by Schima Martos, showing the shield of the Imperial German Consulate General for Hungary bearing the imperial eagle between two broken windows, glass still falling to the ground.
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Kaiserlich Deutsches General Consulat für Ungarn; Budapesten 1918
Imperial German Consulate General for Hungary; Budapest, 1918

"Budapest, 1918: protesters break windows at the Imperial German Consulate General for Hungary." Hand-painted watercolor postcard by Schima Martos, showing the shield of the Imperial German Consulate General for Hungary bearing the imperial eagle between two broken windows, glass still falling to the ground.

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Kaiserlich Deutsches General Consulat für Ungarn; Budapesten 1918

Imperial German Consulate General for Hungary; Budapest, 1918

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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.