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Reaction to War of the Worlds

tgarber's picture

 I found War of the Worlds extremely interesting, and while listening to the broadcast, I found myself convinced of an alien invasion. It sounded very real, and sort of credible. If I missed the three statements that said the broadcast was fiction, I would have believed that there indeed was an alien invasion. This seemed to be the problem at the initial broadcast as well. I looked up some information about the War of the Worlds and saw that many who heard the broadcast thought that either Martians or Germans had invaded London. It is understandable seeing that at the time of the broadcast, tensions with Germany were escalating. 



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