The Battle of Horsell Common was a battle that took place during the Invasion of Earth. It was when the UK's army battled the Martian Fighting Machines but with their force shields, the Martians were easily able to wipe out the army.
After the first Cylinder landed the Martians they prepared to help their fellows from geting destroyed by the British Army in the second cylinder. The British had to try to destroy the Martians in the first Cylinder and try to keep them from getting at their fellows.
It began on the third day of the Invasion when two companies of men, a company of calvary and several cannon started bombarding the first Cylinder. Soon a Martian Fighting Machine went up and killed almost all the men with Heat Ray. All except one ran to the woods. Two more Martian Fighting-Machines came up and the three began taking the survivors, knocking their heads against the trees.
The one man that survived then went to Woking. Meanwhile the Martians then went to the second Cylinder. The Army soon knew that the only way to kill Martians was to use Artillery.