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----- Original Message -----
From: "Stiof MacAmhalghaidh" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Tuesday, November 22, 2005 8:01 PM
Subject: Re: The 1918 Flu Epidemic in Ireland
> I've forwarded this query to the early-modern-ireland group. Slightly
> their core time period, but...
> I'm not sure about your British Army comment, though. Granted, many
> hadn't been demobbed yet, but many had (of those that made it home!).
> I'm unsure how numbers in the army relates to Northern Ireland, esp. as
> partition hadn't kicked in at that point.
> An interesting question, though. I look forward to the responses it gets!
> All the best,
> David wrote:
> I know most of you were not there at the time.
> But I am curious.
> What was the 1918 flu epidemic in Ireland like?
> Was it confined to the larger cities?
> Did it move throughout the countryside too?
> With more soldiers in the British Army,
> was it more severe in Northern Ireland?
> Thanks for your assistance in advance.
> David O'Keefe
> Houston, Texas
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