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The Unexpected Impact of Spanish Flu on the Interwar Years

Episode 4 of 5

Taking the Long View of previous unforeseen crises in British history, Jonathan Freedland explores the hopes and fears for recovery - and the unexpected consequences that followed.

Jonathan Freedland returns with a special series of The Long View for the Radio 4 Rethink season. As the country looks for the best ways to recover from the pandemic and examine how it might change society for the better in its aftermath, Jonathan and his guests consider national crises in our past and ask how those in power at the time sought to rethink their future.

Episode Four - Scientist and author Laura Spinney explores the hidden role the impact of the Spanish Flu had on the inter-war years.

Producer: Tom Alban

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14 minutes


  • Thu 25 Jun 2020 13:45
  • Sat 15 Aug 2020 19:00
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  • Sun 16 Aug 2020 17:40