The War of the Worlds (novel)/YMMV

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  • Harsher in Hindsight: The book's references to the use of poison gas by the Martians were scary enough in 1898, but after World War I...
    • A similar thing happens in the Orson Welles version. Their take on the Thunderchild scene involved a bomber performing a Heroic Sacrifice by crashing into a Tripod. A tactic the Allied servicemen in the Pacific would become all too familiar with a few years down the line...
      • And the late stages of the European theater.
    • The artillery man in particular is a disturbingly prophetic figure. Even though he does not have the will to follow suit with these plans, the ideas that came up with do sound a lot like the things that thirty years latter by a group of people in Germany with good dress sense and a tenancy to march without bending their knees led by a certain rejected art student.
    • At the year 1898, the thoughts of a war so brutal that entire cities could be destroyed to the ground were considered as paranoid nonsenses and wild fantasies, especially if they were about this kind of war between the "civilized" European nations...