Through a glass brightly: Whitechapel’s pandemic window

Mark Honigsbaum

Hidden in a Grade 3-listed church in Whitechapel is a remarkable stained-glass window commemorating the ‘heroes and heroines’ of the 1918-19 influenza pandemic. As the centenary of the pandemic looms, Mark Honigsbaum reveals how the window disappeared from view and what it says about our culture of forgetting.