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The Angel of Mons

David Clarke

The Angel of Mons

David Clarke

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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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About "The Angel of Mons"

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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Meet the Author

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 both to 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. 6. Ministering Angels. 7. Angels That Refuse To Die. 8. Phantoms Of No Mana S Land. 9. The Hidden Hand. 10. Myth Or Miracle? Appendix: A The Bowmena, By Arthur Machen. Bibliography. Notes And References. Index.

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  • Catalogue Code 361629
  • Product Code 9780470862780
  • ISBN 0470862785
  • EAN 9780470862780
  • Pages 288
  • Department General Books
  • Category Biography
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher John Wiley & Sons
  • Publication Date Feb 2005
  • Dimensions 199 x 132 x 22 mm
  • Weight 0.312kg

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