|Great art impression of HMS Thunder Child charging into action|
H.G.Well's famous novel (War Of The Worlds) is set in Victorian Britain during the year of 1899. It is the height of the British Empire and all her Britannic might is futile and laid bare by Martian tripods dropping into the country from the sky. During the story, there is a moment when a paddle steamer filled with refugees is trying to flee the country into the sea. As the packed steamer paddles out of Maldon in Essex, England and into the River Blackwater; three Martian tripods come after the boat from the opposite shore.
|What Thunder Child|
might have looked like
The old Victorian ironclad called H.M.S. Thunder Child is stationary in the river but must move to action stations and defend the fleeing paddle steamer. The brave ship charges the three alien tripods and the fictional legendary battle begins.