Gavin Francis: The Spanish Flu
25 January 2018
Show More Pale Rider: The Spanish Flu of 1918 and How It Changed the World by Laura Spinney.
Jonathan Cape, 352 pp., £20, June 2017, 978 1 910702 37 6Show More
“... find work to support the family. Emilio died in 2011 aged 101. When I told a friend, the writer Andrew Greig, that I was writing this piece, he told me that his father, born in 1899, came down with Spanish flu while on leave from the war in France. ‘His convalescence delayed his return to the front, where his battalion was all but wiped out,’ ...”