Wandering ever further astray from the original H.G. Wells source material, the population of London, all 200 of them, heads on foot toward the English Channel in a surprisingly calm and collected fashion. Amy and Frederick join the crowd. From somewhere in the countryside, George also decides to make his way to the English Channel, miraculously arriving at the next sand dune over from where Amy and Frederick have arrived at just about the same time. Frederick orders Amy into an escaping lifeboat while he remains behind; it's women and children first. From her lifeboat, Amy sees George and Frederick reunited on the strand, and she accordingly jumps out of her lifeboat. George, meanwhile, has seen Amy jump overboard and he accordingly swims out to meet her. Remaining on the beach, Frederick is swept up in the crowd which a Martian tripod is annihilating, but the tripod is struck by artillery and collapses before it can evaporate Frederick. The trio grabs someone's young daughter and ...
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There is a scene during the Invasion of London where people are running across Tower Bridge, one notices the suspension arms are painted red, white and blue. This is, in-fact, incorrect. The bridge was repainted in red white and blue for Queen Elizabeth's 1997 Silver Jubilee. the series is set in the Edwardian Period (1901-1910). The bridge was, at this time,
'donned a shade of chocolate brown. Decades later it was painted red, white and blue to celebrate the Queen's Silver jubilee in 1977. The lovely blue and white colours you now see took shape in 1982 when the Bridge reopened to the public following a restoration project in 1982.' See more