Transportation of typhus victims



This photograph, taken in 1915, shows the transportation of typhus victims, and demonstrates the impact of war on populations weakened by malnutrition and poor living conditions. Deaths from disease during war are sometimes overshadowed by deaths through combat. Nevertheless, diseases such as typhus deeply affected European societies. The influenza pandemic between 1918 and 1919 killed somewhere between 50 and 100 million people worldwide.


Ce convoi de victimes du typhus témoigne des ravages des épidémies sur des populations affaiblies. Occultés par les morts au combat et l’immensité du sacrifice consenti par les nations en guerre, les décès par maladies affectèrent en profondeur les sociétés européennes. Ce fut particulièrement le cas de l’épidémie de grippe de 1918-1919.

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Transportation of typhus victims
March, 1915
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