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The Angel of Mons By David Clarke

The Angel of Mons
by David Clarke

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In 1914, outnumbered British troops in Mons, Belgium, faced annihilation at the hands of advancing German forces. With little chance of survival or escape, hope appeared lost. But many did survive, and many of those who made it claimed to have been saved by strange angelic forms in the sky. The legend of the Angel of Mons was born.
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The Angel of Mons: Phantom Soldiers and Ghostly Guardians by David Clarke

The Angel of Mons recounts the tale of the advancement of German troops through Mons in 1914, to meet the ill--prepared British Expeditionary Force. The British troops were forced to retreat, with little hope of saving the lives of those at the front. It is in these extreme circumstances that many of the wounded and dying soldiers brought back from the Western Front, reported having been rescued by strange angelic forms in the sky that protected them from massacre -- The Angel of Mons. David Clarke follows this and other myths and rumours in an effort to trace the reality behind the Angel of Mons and discover what it was the soldiers saw.

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The Angel of Mons Reviews

"South Yorkshire ghohstbuster David Clarke has released his latest book about spooky angel soldiers..." (Star (Barnsley), 7 May 2004) " indispensable digest of original accounts...intelligent, original look at Monsa s angelic hosts..." (Fortean Times, August 2004) "...a fine book...a fascinating exposure of the lines between fact and myth..." (Yorkshire Post, 19th June 2004) " fascinating example of how rumour can spread..." (Manchester Evening News, Sat 24th July 04) "...a rich, fascinating account of myth, propaganda and big shining angels..." (The Crack, September 04) "...A beautifully produced book, lucidly written, and with fascinating illustrations...highly recommended" (Shooters Journal) "...the best work to date...a splendid example of folk--lore..." (Northern Earth) "...establishes beyond doubt that the a Angel of Monsa is a 22 carat, solid gold myth..." (The Northern Echo, 9th August 2005)

About David Clarke

David Clarke is an acknowledged expert on supernatural beliefs of twentieth--century war. He has written seven books on strange phenomena and UFOs and has been an advisor on this subject to both print and broadcast media. He teaches on traditions of supernatural belief at the Centre for English Folklore Studies at the University of Sheffield.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements. Introduction. 1. The unseen host. 2. The Battle of Mons. 3. Rumours of war. 4. The sinister genius. 5. The birth of a legend. 6. Ministering angels. 7. Angels that refuse to die. 8. Phantoms of No Man's Land. 9. The hidden hand. 10. Myth or miracle? Appendix: 'The Bowmen', by Arthur Machen. Bibliography. Notes and references. Index.

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The Angel of Mons: Phantom Soldiers and Ghostly Guardians by David Clarke
David Clarke
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John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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