On this day, Charles Repington, a military correspondent with The Times, made a new entry in his front diary. In two years, he published the book, which, 19 years prior to the World War II, got the prophetical title borrowed from that diary entry The First World War. Before Repington, the war unleashed by a gunshot in Saraevo was named “The Great War,” or “The European War.” In Russia, a country known for its historical pessimism and passion for generalizations, the war was named “The World War” back in 1914. But it was the British journalist who wrote “First” in his diary of the last year of the war with the certainty of a clairvoyant.
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