The Spanish Flu with Dr Jane Orr (Zoom Webinar)
20 Aug
Our next WFA Branch meeting features Dr Jane Orr talking about the Spanish Flu.
We are still unable to meet at the club but Dr Orr has agreed to give a Zoom talk and we hope lots of you will join us. If you are new to Zoom, you will need to sign up before the meeting and you can do that here.

The 1918 influenza pandemic was a deadly influenza pandemic that infected 500 million people around the world. 

Some 3 to 5% of  the Earth's entire population at the time died.

The German March Offensive in 1918 took place in the middle of the pandemic and the loss of soldiers to flu weakened the German attack.  

On the British side it weakened the defence.

Jane Orr will explain the epidemiology of the pandemic and discuss its effect on the progress of the war effort in 1918, especially from the German point of view.

It is honestly very easy but try it in advance and we can help with problems.
Sally Pearce will send you further details soon and you need to tell her you want to join in so she can send you the link.


If you missed Jane Orr talking about Spanish Flu - or if you want to watch again - the link is here:


IMAGE: The picture shows soldiers from Fort Riley Kansas, ill with Spanish flu at a hospital ward at Camp Funston.   Otis Historical Archives Nat'l Museum of Health & Medicine - NCP 1603, CC BY 2.0,
Zoom Webinar
20 Aug 2020 19:30