We finally reach the coast. Every boat in Europe is here to rescue the millions of refugees. But the tripods have found us!

The navy's ship Thunder Child steams at full speed toward them. It doesn't fire any guns yet, so the tripods are curious and waste vital seconds. When they finally destroy it, its momentum keeps the wreckage moving, and they tripods are slowed down by the deep water!

I can't see any more for the smoke, but some ships have got away! But then I see the most terrifying vision yet - the Martians have built a flying machine! We won't have days to escape any more! Nowhere on Earth is safe!

Should I wait for another ship, even though the tripods are watching? Or should I go back and see if Grauben, my girl, is still alive? Or do something else?