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The names were not originally coined but the cartoon did come out during WW2. The Germans were known as 'Jerries' and English solders (at least in WW1) were called 'Tommies'. As Tom was never successful in pinning down Jerry, so in 1941 the English failed to totally rout the Germans - and so the war went on and on and on

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