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The war to end wars

Posted by Brian from Shawnee on April 21, 2004

In Reply to: The war to end wars posted by Ben Mellor on April 21, 2004

: Does anyone know to which war this phrase was first applied?

It was World War One. Prior to World War Two, that one was called The Great War or The World War. The phrase "The war to end all wars" is usually used ironically these days.