There is a pastiche novel of The War of the Worlds. It looks at the story from the perspective of the Royal Navy crew of HMS Thunder Child. Give it a go. On sale in the USA via Amazon and other leading outlets.
The story switches between the crew of HMS Thunder Child and the Ministry of Defence clerk named Mister Stanley. The crew are at sea and cannot believe the semaphore messages they receive from the land based signal stations. It all leads up to the dreadful climax against the Martian tripods in the River Blackwater. See the battle through the eyes of the crew.