It was called the Spanish Flu because the reports from neutral Spain showed a flu with a terrible mortality rate. Of course, it was even worse in other parts of Europe, but with the war still raging, news of the epidemic was censored, so it appeared that Spain was its epicenter. By the time it was over, it is estimated that between 3 and 6% of the world population died because of the flu in 1918 and 1919. Like the Great War itself, the epidemic had an unusually high mortality rate on the young and healthy. Millions of lives thrown away in war, closely followed by tens of millions of lives swallowed by disease, all happening 100 years ago. Puts the problems of today into perspective, doesn't it?

Orders as follows. I never got orders from Italy, but I could have missed them. Italy, please let me know, but until then your units all hold. Russia has a retreat, but it has only one place to go, so I've taken the liberty of retreating it below. Russia, if you'd rather it go off the board, please let me know.

Your Fall 1902 orders are due Tuesday October 23 at 9pm Eastern time.

A Budapest Supports A Bulgaria - Rumania
F Greece - Aegean Sea (*Bounce*)
A Serbia Supports A Bulgaria - Rumania
A Trieste Supports A Budapest
A Vienna - Galicia

F Edinburgh - Norwegian Sea
F English Channel - Irish Sea
F North Sea Hold
A Norway Supports F Gulf of Bothnia - Sweden

A Belgium Hold
F Brest Supports F Portugal - Mid-Atlantic Ocean
F Marseilles - Spain(sc)
A Paris - Picardy
F Portugal - Mid-Atlantic Ocean
A Spain - Gascony

F Berlin - Baltic Sea
F Denmark - Skagerrak
A Holland Supports A Belgium
A Kiel - Denmark
A Ruhr - Kiel

A Apulia, no move received
F Naples, no move received
F Tunis, no move received
A Venice, no move received

A Galicia - Silesia
F Gulf of Bothnia - Sweden
A Rumania Hold (*Dislodged*) retreats to Ukraine
F Sevastopol Supports A Rumania
A St Petersburg Supports A Norway

F Black Sea Supports A Constantinople - Bulgaria
A Bulgaria - Rumania
A Constantinople - Bulgaria
F Smyrna - Aegean Sea (*Bounce*)