What killed the aliens in The War of the Worlds?

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The Martians are eventually killed by earth-bound microorganisms, slain by "putrefactive and disease bacteria against which their systems were unprepared".

Despite their vast technological superiority over humankind, the Martians' lack of experience of life on planet Earth has meant that they've been unable to develop immunity to infections that would be harmless to humans, or at worst easily...

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