Great War.

from F. Scott Fitzgerald – The Great Gatsby (Chapter I) on Rap Genius

Meaning

World War I. The war was fought between the Allied Powers (UK, France, Russia until 1917, Italy) and the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary). Lasted from 1914-1918. The United States (for whom Nick fought) joined in 1917 on the side of the Allies.

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