WW1 or FWW?

Posted on centenarynews.com on 22 January 2013
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Date of publication: 14/01/2012The UK’s Imperial War Museum has suggested that its home-based partners, and some abroad where appropriate, should refrain from referring to the conflict of 1914-1918 as ‘World War One’.

It describes the phrase as being ‘mostly used in America’, and suggests instead the term ‘First World War’.

The museum also supports the use of the abbreviation ‘FWW’ for ‘the First World War’. It adds that this will aid consistency across its numerous projects.

To read the article, 'First World War / World War One / The Great War Debate', available via subscription, visit 1914.org here.

Images courtesy of 1914.org.

Posted by: Daniel Barry, Centenary News

 

 

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