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POLL: Great War or World War One?


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Grelber writes:

Dave,
Lt. Col. C. a Court Repington's account of his personal experiences in the war, published in 1920, is called The First World War. So, at least that early is was being referred to as if sequels were anticipated.
As a minor variation on Byrhthelm's theme, former WWI infantry officer J.R.R. Tolkien says in the foreward to Lord of the Rings, "to be caught in youth by 1914 was no less hideous an experience than to be involved in 1939 and the following years."
Grelber


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
Great War
69
46%
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no preference
14
9%
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The War to End All Wars
9
6%
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World War One
36
24%
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The Ninth Crusade
4
3%
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The Imperialistic War
0
0%
 
The First World War
19
13%
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The World War
0
0%
 
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Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP muses...

"World War One" didn't come up until 1939. It is so ex post facto...

I was vastly pleased to hear them call it "The Great War" in George Clooney's screwball comedy Leatherheads.

I can't remember the movie, but there was one where they called it "World War One" while they were fighting it. Someone fell down in the Continuity and Script editing departments.

Which do you prefer?