Bovril, Whisky & Gravediggers
"Spanish flu" killed more then 50 million people and affected millions more across the globe between 1918 and 1920. Soldiers, POW and workers in war-industries all fell victim to this pandemic which bought fear and death to villages, towns and cities on the home front, even after the guns of the First World War battlefields had fallen silent. This book provides an account of the consequences of this pandemic for the families and communities in the West Midlands. The stories of ordinary people whose lives were devastated by the loss of husbands, wives, children or parents that the human consequences of this and any future flu virus can be understood.