Was it all for Harry Potter?

The Somme, Stalingrad, Vietnam,  Korea, Norman Invasion, Stalingrad….

In 1898, between April – August, the Spanish-American War claimed a few hundred lives , and in 1805 The Battle of Trafalgar a few thousand, do you know any of the names of the dead, or care that they died? I don’t.

If none of these wars and battles  had occured, would there be any fewer mobile telephone, Starbucks, motorways, McDonald’s,  or designer handbags, on the planet?

Neither winners nor losers heirs missed out on, Who Wants to be a Millionaire (syndicated to 100 countries many of which have been at war with each other, including Argentina, Vietnam, Russia, Japan, China, India, Pakistan),  Weetabix,  Gillette,  BMW and…… Harry Potter

One thought on “Was it all for Harry Potter?

  1. Can’t exactly remember any names of the dead from Trafalgar either, but I do remember that one of them left a wife called Fanny. And that, of course, is something I care about a great deal.

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