|Charles A. Voight|
Most of the WWI cartoons I've seen stick it to Spain for the "Spanish Flu" which I've learned in recent readings is a major misconception. Spain was neutral during WWI. All the warring nations had military censors suppressing the news of the Flu (not wanting the enemy to know their troops were in bad shape). Spain, minus military censors, freely reported the spread of the flu in its country. Hence, most of the early news regarding the flu was coming out of Spain = "Spanish Flu".
A.B. Chapin 1919
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