Nottinghamshire and the Great Influenza Pandemic 1918-19 by Joan Knight



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Newspapers (July 1918- April 1919)

Leicester Mercury
Nottingham Daily Express
Nottingham Evening Post
Nottingham Guardian
Nottingham Journal and Express (from 1919)
Nottingham Local News
The Times


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