[St. Andrew's Cathedral]] 13 Feb 2009--My grandfather died of the flu. He was a man in his prime of life with a large family of young children. Within a few days he was dead.
Usually influenza is of greatest danger to young children or the elderly. However the so-called "Spanish flu" was notorious for its attack on healthy young adults.
Most Australians today have never heard of "the Spanish flu". It was a great pandemic that spread across the world at the end of the First World War - killing more people than the war did.