Wikia

Harry Potter Wiki

Changes: Attack on London

Edit

Back to page

m (caps)
 
(5 intermediate revisions by 4 users not shown)
Line 4: Line 4:
 
|image=[[File:Dark Mark Over London.JPG|250px]]
 
|image=[[File:Dark Mark Over London.JPG|250px]]
 
|partof=the [[Second Wizarding War]]
 
|partof=the [[Second Wizarding War]]
|date=
+
|date=[[24 June]], [[1996]]<ref name="date">According to ''[[Harry Potter Limited Edition]]'' - ''A Guide to the Graphic Arts Department'' (see [[:File:TheGuardian.png|this image]]), ''The Guardian'' reported, on 5 July, that the collapse of the Millennium Bridge had taken place 11 days prior — 11 days before 5 July is 24 June.</ref>
 
|location=[[London]], [[England]], [[Great Britain]]
 
|location=[[London]], [[England]], [[Great Britain]]
 
|result=[[Florean Fortescue]] is murdered. [[Garrick Ollivander]] is kidnapped. [[Death Eaters]] destroy the [[Millennium Bridge]], kill and cause panic on unsuspecting [[Muggle]]s.
 
|result=[[Florean Fortescue]] is murdered. [[Garrick Ollivander]] is kidnapped. [[Death Eaters]] destroy the [[Millennium Bridge]], kill and cause panic on unsuspecting [[Muggle]]s.
Line 19: Line 19:
 
|last=
 
|last=
 
}}
 
}}
The '''attack on London''' was a minor conflict that took place in the summer of [[1996]], during the [[Second Wizarding War]], in which a small group of [[Death Eaters]] led by [[Fenrir Greyback]] [[Apparition|Apparated]] into [[London]], stormed into [[Diagon Alley]] and destroyed several establishments, and then proceeded to tear the [[Millennium Bridge]] down.
+
The '''attack on London''' was a minor conflict that took place on [[24 June]], [[1996]], during the [[Second Wizarding War]], in which a small group of [[Death Eaters]] led by [[Fenrir Greyback]] [[Apparition|Apparated]] into [[London]], stormed into [[Diagon Alley]] and destroyed several establishments, and then proceeded to tear the [[Millennium Bridge]] down.
   
 
==The attack==
 
==The attack==
 
===Diagon Alley===
 
===Diagon Alley===
 
[[File:Death Eaters at Diagon Alley HBP.jpg|220px|thumb|left|[[Garrick Ollivander]] is kidnapped.]]
 
[[File:Death Eaters at Diagon Alley HBP.jpg|220px|thumb|left|[[Garrick Ollivander]] is kidnapped.]]
On the day of the attack, the [[Dark Mark]] appeared over [[London]] and, moments later, the small group of [[Death Eaters]] stormed through [[Charing Cross Road]] and the [[Leaky Cauldron]], and broke into [[Diagon Alley]].<ref name="HBPf1">''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)]]'' - Chapter 1</ref> For as of yet unknown reasons, they ransacked [[Florean Fortescue's Ice Cream Parlour]] and [[Scribbulus Writing Instruments]],<ref name="HBPvg">''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (video game)]]''</ref> killing [[Florean Fortescue]] himself.<ref name="pottercast">[http://www.the-leaky-cauldron.org/2008/1/2/pottercast-131-j-k-rowling-interview-transcript PotterCast Interview with J.K. Rowling]</ref> They also assaulted [[Ollivanders Wand Shop]] and [[Garrick Ollivander|the wandmaker]] chose to come with them quietly; no signs of struggle were left to be found.<ref name="HBP6">''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'' - Chapter 6 (''Draco's Detour'')</ref> Taking stacks of [[wand]]s to arm their fast growing legions with them, the [[Death Eaters]] proceeded to quickly [[Apparition|Disapparate]].<ref name="HBPf1"/>
+
On the day of the attack, the [[Dark Mark]] appeared over [[London]] and, moments later, the small group of [[Death Eaters]] stormed through [[Charing Cross Road]] and the [[Leaky Cauldron]], and broke into [[Diagon Alley]].<ref name="HBPf1">''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)]]'' - Chapter 1</ref> For as of yet unknown reasons, they ransacked [[Florean Fortescue's Ice Cream Parlour]], killing [[Florean Fortescue]] himself.<ref name="pottercast">[http://www.the-leaky-cauldron.org/2008/1/2/pottercast-131-j-k-rowling-interview-transcript PotterCast Interview with J.K. Rowling]</ref> They also assaulted [[Ollivanders Wand Shop]] and [[Garrick Ollivander|the wandmaker]] chose to come with them quietly; no signs of struggle were left to be found.<ref name="HBP6">''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'' - Chapter 6 (''Draco's Detour'')</ref> Taking stacks of [[wand]]s to arm their fast growing legions with them, the [[Death Eaters]] proceeded to quickly [[Apparition|Disapparate]].<ref name="HBPf1"/>
   
 
===Millennium Bridge===
 
===Millennium Bridge===
Line 31: Line 31:
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
*While the bridge to be destroyed is the [[Brockdale Bridge]] in the book, the [[Millennium Bridge]] in the film and games, a picture in the [[Daily Prophet]] shows the [[Dark Mark]] hovering in the air above the {{wplink|London Bridge}}.
+
*While the bridge to be destroyed is the [[Brockdale Bridge]] in the book, the [[Millennium Bridge]] in the film and games, a picture in the [[Daily Prophet]] shows the [[Dark Mark]] hovering in the air above the {{wplink|Tower Bridge}}.
  +
*The prop depicting an issue of ''[[The Guardian]]'' used in the [[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'' (visible and readable on ''[[Harry Potter Limited Edition]]'' - ''A Guide to the Graphic Arts Department'') has this event taking place on [[24 June]], [[1996]]. This particular date was the one-year anniversary of the [[Rebirth of Tom Riddle]].
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==

Latest revision as of 22:46, May 14, 2013

Dark Mark Over London
Attack on London
Part of the Second Wizarding War
Date

24 June, 1996[1]

Location

London, England, Great Britain

Result

Florean Fortescue is murdered. Garrick Ollivander is kidnapped. Death Eaters destroy the Millennium Bridge, kill and cause panic on unsuspecting Muggles.

Combatants
Casualties
  • None

The attack on London was a minor conflict that took place on 24 June, 1996, during the Second Wizarding War, in which a small group of Death Eaters led by Fenrir Greyback Apparated into London, stormed into Diagon Alley and destroyed several establishments, and then proceeded to tear the Millennium Bridge down.

The attackEdit

Diagon AlleyEdit

Death Eaters at Diagon Alley HBP

Garrick Ollivander is kidnapped.

On the day of the attack, the Dark Mark appeared over London and, moments later, the small group of Death Eaters stormed through Charing Cross Road and the Leaky Cauldron, and broke into Diagon Alley.[2] For as of yet unknown reasons, they ransacked Florean Fortescue's Ice Cream Parlour, killing Florean Fortescue himself.[3] They also assaulted Ollivanders Wand Shop and the wandmaker chose to come with them quietly; no signs of struggle were left to be found.[4] Taking stacks of wands to arm their fast growing legions with them, the Death Eaters proceeded to quickly Disapparate.[2]

Millennium BridgeEdit

Death Eaters destroyed the Millennium Bridge

The destruction of the Millennium Bridge.

They Apparated back into Muggle London, heading to Millennium Bridge. They flew around the bridge in a spiral motion to create a twisting and buckling movement on the bridge walkway.[5] The cables snapping, the bridge undulated and twisted intensely, pulling free of its piers, ultimately splitting in half and crashing violently into the Thames below, killing some Muggles who were crossing the bridge at the time.[6]

Behind the scenesEdit

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. According to Harry Potter Limited Edition - A Guide to the Graphic Arts Department (see this image), The Guardian reported, on 5 July, that the collapse of the Millennium Bridge had taken place 11 days prior — 11 days before 5 July is 24 June.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film) - Chapter 1
  3. PotterCast Interview with J.K. Rowling
  4. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - Chapter 6 (Draco's Detour)
  5. Inside the New Harry Potter Movie's VFX Tech at Popular Mechanics.
  6. In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film), a headline on the Daily Prophet is visible stating: "Bridge Collapse: Death Toll Rises"

Around Wikia's network

Random Wiki