The angel of Mons: phantom soldiers and ghostly guardians

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Wiley, Jun 25, 2004 - Fiction - 278 pages
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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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Contents

Introduction
1
The unseen host
16
The Battle of Mons 3 7
43
Copyright

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About the author (2004)

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.

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