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Employees of Concept Design Solutions remove
part of the Heat Ray from the Martian Tripod
sculpture during refurbishment.
Designed by Michael Condron, and unveiled in April 1998. The tripod celebrates Woking's connection with the War of the Worlds. The Tripod is 2nd (23') tall. The legs are 17 cm (7") in diameter.
The Humbled Fighting Machine was soon
restored to it's former glory, ready to carry on with
the invasion of the planet.
You can visit the sculpture on the corner of Church
Street East and Chobham Road in Woking town centre.
It is still a matter of wonder how the Martians are able to slay men so swiftly and so silently. Many think that in some way they are able to generate an intense heat in a chamber of practically absolute non-conductivity. This intense heat they project in a parallel beam against any object they choose by means of a polished parabolic
mirror of unknown composition, much as the parabolic mirror of a light-house projects a beam of light. But no one has absolutely proved these details. However it is done, it is certain that a beam of heat is the essence of the matter. Heat, and invisible, instead of visible light. Whatever is combustible flashes into flame at its touch, lead runs like water, it softens iron, cracks and melts glass, and when it falls upon water, incontinently that explodes into steam.  -  The War of the Worlds
Tripods & The Heat Ray
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The Inscription Which Can Be Found Near
The Martian Sculpture.
The Crashed Pod In Which The Martians Landed Is Located A Distance From The Martian Itself
..A leafy suburban town became the focus of H.G Wells' writings, the first strike point of an invasion  from the planet Mars. One world crept silently towards another. Thus was born, War Of The Worlds.
It is almost impossible to overstate the influence Herbert George (H. G.) Wells had on the emerging field of science fiction. Trained in science and as a teacher, Wells was also intensely political: he was a socialist, a radical, and a supporter of a planned world state. In his fiction, Wells often combined his pedagogical tendencies with his political concerns.
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