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Fighters From Mars (1898)

The War of the Worlds (Orson Welles, 1938)

Grover's Mill

The War of the Worlds, Santiago (1944)

The War of the Worlds (BBC, 1950)

The War of the Worlds (BBC, 1969)


Fighters From Mars: The War of the Worlds In And Near Boston (1898)
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The first part of the serialisation, January 9th, 1898.

Part 1 (822kb) Part 1, continued (643kb)
Part 1, continued (1.41mb)

You can also read a transcript here.


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War of the Worlds radio broadcast (Orson Welles, 1938)
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Trenton Evening Times, October 31st 1938. A very large article. Many column inches on front page and extensive article continued on page 2.

Page 1, part 1 (492kb) Page 2, part 1 (610kb)
Page 1, part 2 (610kb) Page 2, part 2 (578kb)
Page 2, part 3 (534kb)

Trenton Evening Times, November 1st 1938. FCC Investigation called for.

Page 1 (504kb)

Log from Jersey Police Port Norris station showing that a panic did take place when Orson Welles dramatised The War of the Worlds.

Log Sheet (448kb)

Trenton State Gazette, November 1st 1938.

Page 1, part 1 (854kb) Page 3 (900kb)
Page 1, part 2 (227kb)

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Grover's Mill
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Map of Grover's Mill pond

Detailed map of Grover's Mill pond

Documents relating to the 50th anniversary celebrations of the broadcast held in and around Grovers Mill.

Logo of the 50th anniversary. (350kb)

Map of events. (400kb)

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War of the Worlds, Santiago broadcast November 12th, 1944, reported in Newsweek
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Newsweek article, "those men from mars". (121kb)

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War of the Worlds, BBC radio dramatisation, 1950
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Radio Times magazine listings and articles pertaining to broadcast.

Cover of Radio Times, May 30th 1950 (324kb)

BBC Radio Times, May 30th 1950 (173kb)

BBC Radio Times, June 6th 1950 (192kb)

BBC Radio Times, June 13th 1950 (239kb)

BBC Radio Times, June 20th 1950 (143kb)

BBC Radio Times, June 27th 1950 (120kb)

BBC Radio Times, July 4th 1950 (105kb)

BBC Radio Times, May 28th 1950 article by Jon Manchip White about broadcast (244kb)

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War of the Worlds, BBC radio dramatisation, 1967
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Radio Times magazine listings for the 6 episodes of the series.

BBC Radio Times, June 9th 1967, plus feature by producer John Powell (543kb)

BBC Radio Times, June 16th 1967 (192kb)

BBC Radio Times, June 23rd 1967 (182kb)

BBC Radio Times, June 30th 1967 (139kb)

BBC Radio Times, July 7th 1967 (212kb)

BBC Radio Times, July 14th 1967 (129kb)

BBC Radio Times, July 7th article about Orson Welles (402kb)

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See also

Books

1898
Fighters from Mars

Fighters from Mars. Published only months after the release of Well's War of the Worlds, this unofficial version of the novel is set in and around Boston.

1898
Edison's Conquest Of Mars by Garrett P Serviss

Edison's Conquest Of Mars by Garrett P Serviss. The unofficial 1898 sequel to The War of the Worlds that sends the inventer Thomas Edison to Mars.

Comics

1955
Classics Illustrated 124

Classics Illustrated 124. The most famous and enduring comic book adaptation of The War of the Worlds.

1976
Marvel Classics: The War of the Worlds

Marvel Classic Comics: The War of the Worlds. The novel gets a more extreme and faithful comic book makeover from Marvel.

Film

1953
The War of the Worlds by George Pal

The War of the Worlds by George Pal. The action relocates to cold war America, with the Martian war machines re-invented as sinister flying machines.

2005
The War of the Worlds, Spielberg.

The War of the Worlds Steven Spielberg and Tom Cruise get a huge bang for their bucks in this massive re-imagining of the story.

Radio

1938
The War of the Worlds by Orson Welles

The War of the Worlds by Orson Welles. The infamous radio broadcast that panicked America on Halloween night.

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