"Truth is the first casualty."

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Mar 17 23:12:14 UTC 2011

YBQ has this from 1927. A check of the Archives reveals no discussion here:

1915 Mrs. Philip Snowden (Liverpool, England), in  National Education
Association of the United States  _Journal of the Proceedings and Addresses
of the Fifty-Third Annual Meeting and International Congress on
Education_LIII 55 [GB complete volume image]: Someone has finely said that
"truth is the first casualty in war"; and never was a greater untruth spoken
than that war is waged for the protection of women and homes.


"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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