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The Great Martian War 1913 - 1917

1h 30m


Mark Strong (Narrator)Jock McLeod (Jock Donnelly)Joan Gregson (Nerys Vaughan)Ian Downie (Hughie Logan)Thomas Gough (Duncan Mitchell-Myers)Hazel Douglas (Alice Hale)Ashley Bomberry (Kim Lafonde)Daniel Matmor (Lawrence Hart)Walter Stegmayer (Arnold Tockelz)Briony Glassco (Alexandra Banham)Howard Jerome (Howard Klee)Ross Walton (Additional Voices)Gyuri Sarossy (Additional Voices)


Mike Slee



Documentary-drama recounting the Martian War of 1913 - 1917. Europe was on tenterhooks in the 2nd decade of the 20th century, everyone was expecting a Great War between the major European powers. But then, in 1913, something crashed into the forests of SW Germany. Troops were sent to investigate but were wiped out. Martian fighting machines began making their way across Western Europe and the countries of Europe combined forces to resist them. With aspects taken from "The War of the Worlds" by H.G. Wells and from WWI itself, this dramatisation presents a documentary style look at events as they unfolded and the effect they had of our world today. Lots of references to real events including the mass attacks and defeats as men were thrown against machines on the Western front, the Christmas truce and the Angel of Mons, America's isolationism and late entry into the conflict, the worldwide "Spanish" flu epidemic that killed more people than the war, and many other things.