a term for those born between 1911-1924, the generation which gave birth to the Baby Boomers
1998; from Tom Brokaw book
U.S.; sometimes lowercase
I interviewed a WWII veteran who hates the idea of the greatest generation.
Our research tells us that this generation can be the greatest generation ever.
Finally, he landed a meeting with Jolie and conveyed his respect for “The greatest generation.”
Beating back both the Depression and the Axis, that was indeed the greatest generation.
He is the antidote to Tom Brokaw, and if not the debunker of “The greatest generation” at least its conscience.
He is the author of The Fight for the Four Freedoms: What Made FDR and the greatest generation Truly Great.
But the greatest generation, with its dull powers of fancy, never suspected that our goal was to have no goal at all.
But most earlier accounts fall in line with the greatest generation ideal, making excuses for the deception.
Not for him the Brokaw-ization of the “greatest generation.”
The last and greatest generation had finally come to handle it quite familiarly and humanly and without affected dignity.