The Angel of Mons : Phantom Soldiers and Ghostly Guardians

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The Angel of Mons : Phantom Soldiers and Ghostly Guardians

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 278 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9780470862780
  • DDC分類 940

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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.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements                                   ix
Introduction 1 (228)
1 The unseen host 16 (21)
2 The Battle of Mons 37 (30)
3 Rumours of war 67 (23)
4 The sinister genius 90 (17)
5 The birth of a legend 107(28)
6 Ministering angels 135(22)
7 Angels that refuse to die 157(19)
8 Phantoms of No Man's Land 176(30)
9 The hidden hand 206(23)
10 Myth or miracle? 229(18)
Appendix: 'The Bowmen', by Arthur Machen 247(4)
Bibliography 251(4)
Notes and references 255(12)
Index 267