Tuesday, April 11, 2017

World War I? Back Then-- Part 2: Churchill and FDR

Still wondering about when it came to be called World War I, First World War.

Winston Churchill referred to World War I as "The World War" in a 1927 book.

The term World War II first appeared in print in February 1917 in the Manchester guardian in a piece about the future.

In 1941, FDR called the war going on at the time as the Second World War and that started the trend toward that name.  The British continued calling it "The War" until the late 1940s.


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