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'''The Great War''' (Also known as '''World War I''' and, contemporaneously, at least, as '''The War to End All Wars''') was a military conflict that lasted from [[1910s|1914]] to [[1910s|1918]] and involved most of the world's great powers.
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{{Quote|A spell! I haven't been this annoyed since my broom was singed by overzealous anti-aircraft during the Great War!|[[Rolanda Hooch]] is hit by a spell.|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)}}
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The '''First World War''' (also known as the '''Great War''' or '''World War I''') was a [[Muggle]] military conflict that lasted from [[1910s|1914]] to [[1910s|1918]] and involved most of the world's great powers.
   
During the Great War, [[Rolanda Hooch]]'s [[Rolanda Hooch's Silver Arrow broomstick|broomstick]] was singed by an overzealous anti-aircraft device.
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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 Statute of Wizarding Secrecy|International Statue of Secrecy]].<ref name="ministerspottermore">''[[Pottermore]]'' - [https://www.pottermore.com/writing-by-jk-rowling/ministers-for-magic New from J.K. Rowling: Ministers for Magic]</ref> This did not prevent thousands of wizards from discreetly aiding Muggles wherever they could.<ref name="ministerspottermore" /> Minister Evermonde's position drew the public condemnation of [[Wizengamot]] member [[Henry Potter]], which caused a minor stir at the time.<ref name="PotterFamilyPottermore">''[[Pottermore]]'' - [https://www.pottermore.com/writing-by-jk-rowling/the-potter-family Writing by J.K. Rowling: "The Potter Family"]</ref>
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[[Rolanda Hooch|Rolanda Hooch's]] [[Rolanda Hooch's Silver Arrow broomstick|broomstick]] was singed by an "overzealous" anti-aircraft device sometime during the First World War.<ref name="PSgba">''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)]]'' - GBA version</ref> She recounted this experience to [[Harry Potter]] many decades later in [[1991]].<ref name="PSgba" />
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The American [[Muggle]] [[Jacob Kowalski]] was a veteran of the First World War.<ref name="pottermorevideo">[https://twitter.com/pottermore/status/693594721097101312 Behind-the-scenes video] from the official [[Pottermore]] account on Twitter</ref>
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*While [[Rolanda Hooch]]'s line in the [[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)|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.
   
 
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Latest revision as of 03:43, February 11, 2016

First World War
Event information
Location

Europe, Africa and the Middle East (briefly in China and the Pacific Islands)

Date(s)

28 July 191411 November 1918

Description

Muggle military conflitct

"A spell! I haven't been this annoyed since my broom was singed by overzealous anti-aircraft during the Great War!"
Rolanda Hooch is hit by a spell.[src]

The First World War (also known as the Great War or World War I) was a Muggle military conflict that lasted from 1914 to 1918 and involved most of the world's great powers.

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.[1] This did not prevent thousands of wizards from discreetly aiding Muggles wherever they could.[1] Minister Evermonde's position drew the public condemnation of Wizengamot member Henry Potter, which caused a minor stir at the time.[2]

Rolanda Hooch's broomstick was singed by an "overzealous" anti-aircraft device sometime during the First World War.[3] She recounted this experience to Harry Potter many decades later in 1991.[3]

The American Muggle Jacob Kowalski was a veteran of the First World War.[4]

Behind the scenesEdit

  • 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.

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

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