Date: Sat, 15 Nov 1997 11:39:57 -0500

From: Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]YALE.EDU

Subject: Re: VETERANS DAY SPECIAL: World War

On Sat, 15 Nov 1997, Gregory {Greg} Downing wrote:

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).

Actually, the term _First World War_ appears at least as early as 1920.

In that year, Charles a Court Repington published a book entitled _The

First World War, 1914-1918_.