Antedating of "P.O.W."

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sat Oct 19 01:49:39 UTC 2013

P.O.W. (OED 1919)

1918 _British Times: The Official Organ of the British Help Committee_ 1 Feb. 1 (Trench Journals and Unit Magazines of the First World War)  The Central P.o.W. Committee has complained several times that men do not acknowledge their parcels regularly.

Fred Shapiro

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