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The Angels of Mons

Arthur Machen (1863-1947)

1. 1 - Introduction
2. 2 - The Bowmen; The Soldiers' Rest; The Monstrance
3. 3 - The Dazzling Light; The Bowmen and Other Noble Ghosts; Postscript

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Summary

The Angels of Mons is a popular legend about a group of angels who supposedly protected members of the British army in the Battle of Mons at the outset of World War I. The story is fictitious, developed through a combination of a patriotic short story by Arthur Machen, rumours, mass hysteria and urban legend, claimed visions after the battle and also possibly deliberately seeded propaganda.