Wounded being sent to hospital on a light railway, 1916, Salonika. Although there were many patients with wounds caused by combat, thousands of British soldiers were hospitalised during the Salonika campaign by diseases like malaria. National Army Museum, London
Gin, Jesuit priests, communist bravado — the history of malaria is littered with strange bedfellows, as our video shows. The parasite has proved to be a wily foe, frustrating human efforts to control it time and time again.