The Strange Case Of The Angels Of Mons

Author: Richard J. Bleiler
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786498676
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The Strange Case Of The Angels Of Mons . World War I began disastrously for the British when the Germans routed them at Mons, Belgium, on August 23 and 24, 1914. Less than a week later the Anglo-Welsh writer Arthur Machen fictionalized this encounter in a newspaper story, claiming that the English were saved by the appearance of angelic bowmen sent by St. George. But his fiction became accepted as fact. The believers--notables G.K. Chesterton, Arthur Conan Doyle and C.S. Lewis, along with almost forgotten figures like Harold Begbie, Phyllis Campbell and T.W.H. Crosland--wrote pamphlets, testimonies and poems, performed music and created motion pictures attesting to the existence of the guardian angels. This history of the Angels of Mons controversy for the first time collects and annotates Machen's work and the responses it inspired, most of which have not been available since their publication a century ago. Also reprinted for the first time are several of Machen's responses to the believers, including "The Angels of Mons: Absolutely My Last Word on the Subject" and "The Return of the Angels: This Time They Are at Ypres."

The Angels Of Mons

Author: Arthur Machen
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781530359653
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The Angels Of Mons. Though the story itself is nothing, it has yet had such odd and unforeseen consequences and adventures that the tale of them may possess some interest. And then, again, there are certain psychological morals to be drawn from the whole matter of the tale and its sequel of rumours and discussions that are not, I think, devoid of consequence; and so to begin at the beginning. Description Notice: This Book is published by Historical Books Limited ( as a Public Domain Book, if you have any inquiries, requests or need any help you can just send an email to This book is found as a public domain and free book based on various online catalogs, if you think there are any problems regard copyright issues please contact us immediately via

Spirits Of Battle

Author: Arthur Machen
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 048678939X
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Spirits Of Battle. An inspiring story of divine intervention, "The Bowmen" tells of the miraculous appearance of angels at World War I's Battle of Mons and their rescue of British soldiers. An instant bestseller upon its 1914 publication, the book includes two additional wartime legends by a master teller of supernatural tales.

Raiffe And The Angels Of Mons

Author: Mark Hadley
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1783061057
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Raiffe And The Angels Of Mons. “Gentleman, earlier today Germany invaded Belgium. This country has a treaty with Belgium, but their neutrality provided for under this has been violated. As a consequence, as from tonight, Britain is officially at war with Germany.” Raiffe and the Angels of Mons, set in the summer of 1914, is based loosely around a British cavalry regiment, the 5th Hussars, and in particular a young officer, Lieutenant Sebastian Raiffe. The story opens on a polo match on a summer’s day. There have been rumblings of disquiet over affairs in Europe since the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, but the cavalry officers are intent on enjoying the last of the summer... until everything changes. The men are forced into action, and we follow Raiffe, his friend Archie Alexander and his colleagues, from their carefree pre-war existence to the mobilisation of the British Expeditionary Force and the regiment’s arrival in France as war is declared against Germany. Raiffe finds himself amidst the carnage of modern warfare and is one of the first British officers to taste action. He is involved in the fighting at Mons, Nery, the Marne and the Aisne. Bleak though the fighting is, there are moments of humour and self-sacrifice, and Raiffe experiences wartime Paris, tastes the exhilaration of flying and finds love. Raiffe and the Angels of Mons is a gripping wartime novel, at times harrowing and at others uplifting, that will appeal particularly to fans of military history fiction.

Angels At Mons

Author: Carl Leckey
Publisher: Grosvenor House Publishing
ISBN: 1781480281
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Angels At Mons. Book three of The Angel Trilogy. A work of fact-based fiction?This is a story of some of the unsung heroes of the Great War - the stretcher-bearers, ambulance drivers and others who risked their lives supporting the front-line soldiers. It also covers the now legendary appearance of Angels above a battlefield near the Belgian town of Mons. Was it fact or fiction? The hero of the story meets comrades with conflicting views during his time serving in a front line dressing station on general duties and later as an ambulance driver. True or false it was used by the British government in the propaganda war to prove God was on their side during the war.

Angel Of Mons

Author: Robin Bennett
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 0956868452
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Angel Of Mons. "Ben’s father is in prison and his mum, a former child genius, is barely hanging on to her sanity. When Ben and his classmates are nearly killed in a coach crash in Belgium, Ben starts to experience flashbacks: visitations to the brutal start of World War 1 and the uncertain world of Corporal Sam Lyle. Is Ben going mad too, like his mum, or is there another reason why he finds himself in a war zone in 1914? Who is the spectral figure that haunts both the boy and the soldier? Do angels exist? What people are saying... 'This is a stunning story: fast moving, fiercely realistic yet engaging with ghosts and an angel. It's alive with native wit and, underpinned by the conflict of courage and cowardice, loyalty and bullying, it's genuinely moving. Very many school groups visit the battlefields of WWI, and Angel of Mons (with its excellent notes at the end) should be essential reading for them all.' - Kevin Crossley-Holland, Author and President of the School Library " ‘This could be something very special’ The Literary Consultancy

How God Won The War

Author: Wightwick Haywood, Cecil
Publisher: British Israel Association, [19--]
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How God Won The War.

The Angel Of Mons

Author: Jerred Metz
ISBN: 9780933439023
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The Angel Of Mons. In 1915, Harold Begbie wrote, " ... One of the most widely known events [of The Great War is] the appearance of St. George and angel-warriors fighting in defence of the British (at) Mons." After the battle, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and W.B. Yeats determine the story is true, with enough evidence to satisfy Churchill. Soldiers from another time emerged from the very soil to support the British and were seen by British and Germans, alike. Among those who testified to their presence was the brother of Lady Doyle, Malcolm Leckie, in spirit, who had died from the wound he received there. The gathered testimony confirmed, even to the sceptic, Holmes, that England had the angels on her side.