Date: Sat, 15 Nov 1997 11:26:32 -0500

From: Gregory {Greg} Downing downingg[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]IS2.NYU.EDU

Subject: Re: VETERANS DAY SPECIAL: World War

At 10:24 PM 11/14/97 EST, you wrote:

Barry unearthed the following:

(San Francisco Chronicle, 2 December 1919, pg. 20,, cols. 6-7):


As a name for the war which began in the August of 1914 and ended in the

November of 1918, the one formally adopted by our War Department--"The World

War"--is not a bad one....

Funny--I always thought they called it "World War I"...

Larry (Horn)

In 1919 they were innocent enough not to realize they would need to number

them (that's not an original comment from me; I read or heard it somewhere).

They also called it "the Great War" before 1939ff., according to my memory

of my reading on the subject.

Now that JS is gone, do we start the conga line? O -- I forgot about Terry

Irons. Forget I said that.

Greg Downing/NYU, at greg.downing[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] or downingg[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]