On March 11, 1918, a Fort Riley, Kansas, Private Albert Gitchell fell ill with a sore throat, fever and headache. Within a week, 500 soldiers were stricken. It soon spread to the civilian population, and thus began the worst epidemic in the history of the United States. Incorrectly called "The Spanish Influenza," it killed more than 675,000 people in this country before it disappeared almost as quickly as it began. 1 hour, 1 DVD. CC. Rated TV-PG.