Date: Sat, 15 Nov 1997 11:39:57 -0500 From: Fred Shapiro 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_. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Fred R. Shapiro Coeditor (with Jane Garry) Associate Librarian for Public Services TRIAL AND ERROR: AN OXFORD and Lecturer in Legal Research ANTHOLOGY OF LEGAL STORIES Yale Law School Oxford University Press, 1997 e-mail: fred.shapiro[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] ISBN 0-19-509547-2 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------