The Angels of Mons

Arthur Machen (1863 - 1947)

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. (Summary by Wikipedia)

Genre(s): Myths, Legends & Fairy Tales

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Introduction R. S. Steinberg
Play 02 The Bowmen; The Soldiers' Rest; The Monstrance R. S. Steinberg
Play 03 The Dazzling Light; The Bowmen and Other Noble Ghosts; Postscript R. S. Steinberg