Transportation of typhus victims

Description

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.

Full title:
Transportation of typhus victims
Published:
March, 1915
Publishers:  
Agence photographique Mondial Meurisse
Format:
Photograph