Source: The Great Martian War
Hat tip to Boing Boing.
The Great Martian War is a documentary-style made-for-TV movie that conflates World War One with H.G. Well’s War of the Worlds. I find this trailer (the full movie isn’t available in the USA) to be weirdly fascinating.
The actual World War One was just as fearsome, and just as much of a break with everyday life, as the events in H.G. Wells’ story. But while the actual World War was tragic and unnecessary, a war against extraterrestrial invaders would have been meaningful and glorious.