The year was 1918 and a deadly virus caused a pandemi killing perhaps up to a 100 million people. The horrors of World War I were coming to an end, but people around the world were now facing yet another terrible threat.
My grandfather on my mother´s side died of "The Spanish Flu", and so did my grandmother on my father´s side. The influenza was taking the lives of so many, often young people.
I came to think of this reading the news about "the bird flu", H5N1, that apparently still is around.
Picture found at the National Archive