Does anyone know what the Reich calls World War 1 in the book "In The Prensence of Mine Enemies"?

For that matter what do schools and other authorities say about it?

They call it the First World War, and they say very little about it, as I recall. TR 14:40, September 28, 2011 (UTC)

Uncle AlfEdit

Why are you changing the name of the war thought the Uncle Alf sub-sections from "brief war of 1914" to "Great War", Jonathan? I have skimmed through the story briefly and found no reference to that name. Unless you have a canonical reference to "Great War" within the story universe, stop it and change it back. ML4E (talk) 18:08, June 26, 2016 (UTC)

I just looked it up: it was called the Great War. Good catch, Jonathan. TR (talk) 20:27, June 26, 2016 (UTC)
This is one of the things I found on reexamining the story recently, thus I've added lots of canonical elements that weren't previously here. I thought that "Great War" was a bit odd as a name for the war in this timeline, where it supposedly lasted 12 weeks at most. Maybe the Germans call it "Great War" in the sense of "Really Good War"?JonathanMarkoff (talk) 03:46, June 27, 2016 (UTC)

I reread the story last night and found three references to "Great War" while it was referred to as "the war" about 8-10 times and the "short war of 1914" once. I think it would be the "Great War", in-story, because of the number of troops mobilized but referenced that way by Turtledove to make it clear he is referring to WWI. I still think keeping it as the war of 1914 is less misleading but since it is referenced as the Great War, I won't insist on it being changed back. ML4E (talk) 19:11, June 27, 2016 (UTC)

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