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1908 Xmas "Is It Safe For US To Come Home Yet" Diphtheria

 
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Posted 10/15/2012   09:11 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add UFOAirMail to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Well this card here just blows my mind..please read it,its very powerful and you'll probally find yourself right in Ethels shoes,and her heart..feel her fear and worrying...missing home and family with Christmas now fast approaching with only 4 days left before whats always been the most joyous day of he year..and on top of all that fear and stress,still sends her parents a Christmas Greetings Card~








Hollywood needs to wake up and make a movie on this...Something real and true and a story soo huge...
Here's what happened a few years down the road~
http://www.history.navy.mil/library...d%201918.htm
After you read that,now you can read this~with alot of pictures
http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/in...za-epidemic/
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Posted 10/16/2012   7:24 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add I_Love_Stamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Scary stuff right there. Remember that the Spanish Influenza was rife by 1914 and that killed more people than WW.I.! No antibiotics and sterilization, although known about, was not standard practice yet. Neat peek into the past. Thank you!
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Posted 10/17/2012   06:15 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rohumpy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
What a poignant and scary message. You really feel the pain of these folks.
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Posted 10/17/2012   1:48 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add UFOAirMail to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Really hard to imagine this in our nation,,you always seem to hear about everywhere else..but this is home.Like I said they really should make a movie on this someday
Very scary and sad no doubt about
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Posted 05/13/2020   1:42 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Chevelle to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Ran across this in the performance of an unrelated search. Thought I'd bump it up. Dave
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