August 17th, 2014

Об названия мировых войн

Speculative fiction authors were noting the concept of a Second World War at least as early as 1919 and 1920,[6] when Milo Hastings wrote his dystopian novel City of Endless Night. In English, the term "First World War" was used in the book The First World War: A Photographic History, edited by playwright and war veteran Laurence Stallings and published in 1933.[7] The term "World War I" was invented by Time magazine in its issue of June 12, 1939.[8] In that same issue, the term "World War II" was first used speculatively to describe the upcoming war.[9] The first use for the actual war came in its issue of September 11, 1939;[10] one week earlier, the Danish newspaper Kristeligt Dagblad used the term on its front page, saying "The second World War broke out yesterday at 11 a.m."[11]
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