Dutch term – Pandemie

A pandemie is a pandemic.

The 1918 Spanish flu pandemic hit the Netherlands pretty hard. About 38,000 people died. The province of Drenthe had the most cases.

Here is an image of children going to school outdoors, in the dead of winter in 1918.

Outdoor school, 1918. Credits: Collection Spaarnestad Photo, National Archives (no known copyrights)

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