The Angels of Mons

Author(s): David Clarke


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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"...Clarke's analysis is meticulous...will be loved by anyone who enjoys a good mystery." (Good Book Guide, April 2005) "...highly recommended..." (Magonia, June 05) Magonia is an established magazine (1968) that 'interprets contemporary vision and belief'.

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.

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 Man's Land.9. The Hidden Hand.10. Myth or Miracle?Appendix: 'The Bowmen', by Arthur Machen.Bibliography.Notes and References.Index.

General Fields

  • : 9780470862780
  • : wiley
  • : wiley
  • : 199mm X 134mm X 22mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : David Clarke
  • : Paperback
  • : 940.421
  • : 288
  • : illustrations