|"Is this all real? Or has this been happening inside my head?"
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|First World War|
Muggle military conflitct
During the war, British Minister for Magic Archer Evermonde was responsible for passing emergency legislation forbidding wizards and witches from getting involved, in an attempt to prevent mass breaches of the International Statue of Secrecy. This did not prevent thousands of wizards from discreetly aiding Muggles wherever they could. Minister Evermonde's position drew the public condemnation of Wizengamot member Henry Potter, which caused a minor stir at the time.
Behind the scenes
- While Rolanda Hooch's line in the GBA video game adaptation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone refers to the "Great War", there are differences in some of the translations to other languages. In the Brazilian Portuguese translation, Hooch talks about the Second World War ("Segunda Guerra"), as she does in the Danish translation ("2. verdenskrig"). In the German translation, Hooch refers only to "des Krieges" (which literally translates to "of the war", but can be taken as "the wars" as it is plural) while in the French one, she specifies that it was "la guerre de 1914–1918" ("the war of 1914–1918"). In German, der Zweiter Weltkrieg or simply der Krieg would indicate World War II, while der Großes Krieg would indicate World War I.
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game) (Mentioned only)
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (film) (Mentioned only)
- Pottermore (Mentioned only)