The writers at the "Pottsville Republican" struggled to find words for the horrific death toll of Spanish flu in October 1918.
A scene from the film mirrors the experience of a Coal Region doctor who served with the British in WWI.
Private James J. Dee experienced the horror of the First World War and wrote home to his family about the experience.
A modern walk to the places that saw the worst of the suffering during the 1918 Spanish Flu outbreak.
Influenza swept through the Hensel family of Sheridan, Pennsylvania in October 1918, leaving three dead and lives changed forever.
In the early morning hours of November 11, 1918, the mining towns of Williams Valley erupted with joy.
"Sorrow and woe stalk almost unceasingly in our midst," wrote the Pottsville Republican in October 1918.
Dr. Daniel E. Berney was severely wounded while evacuating wounded soldiers during the First World War.
On a sunny Saturday in August 1918, more than 150 young men prepared for entry into the U.S. Army at the town park in Elizabethville, PA.
"Three hundred miles of funeral processions, and the tears and groans that accompany these sad partings."