It was a event that took place during the 1902 Invasion.
A Martian Fighting-Machine was sent by the Martians to destroy Leatherhead at all costs. Meanwhile the Narrater\H.G. Wells' wife and relatives decided to leave the town and try to escape England. Soon they the town leaving the town to its fate.
The Martian started to kill off all the people but the townspeople made a stand and tripped the Martian killing it. But the Fighting-Machine exploded killing all the people.
Narrater\H.G. Wells' wife escaped and got to France safely. When the Narrater\H.G. Wells got home he read a newspaper that told of its destrution.