Angels of Mons


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Angels of Mons

a spectral army of angels that supposedly came between German and British forces (1914). [Br. and Fr. Hist.: Wallechinsky, 447]
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This supernatural salvation is remembered as the Angels of Mons, but an even more intriguing mystery turned up months later during the campaign that offered a new definition of disaster - Gallipoli.
But they left behind a story as weird as the Angels of Mons.
The Angels of Mons, of course, came early on and the story goes something like this: as British troops withdrew on the morning of August 23, 1914, firing from both sides suddenly stopped because there between the opposing forces "floated four or five wonderful beings.
After the much-lauded Angels Of Mons split, Stephen Robinson put all his time and energy into forming The Laundry Shop.
Clarke offers detailed research on famous cases such as the Angels of Mons and the Enfield Poltergeist, looking at the way initial incidents and fictionalised accounts get tangled up, aided by the natural infidelity of human memory and hearsay.
POOR old Neil Mitchell from the Angels Of Mons got into a spot of trouble at the awards.
But rather than follow in the family's political tradition Neil Mitchell will release his debut LP with his band Angels of Mons.
Soldiers shivering in their trenches during World War I tried to take their minds off the cracks of cannon fire echoing in the distance by sharing tales of the angels of Mons.
When he came to write the book, The Angels of Mons, which has been published in New Zealand, Mr Leckey found he was able to describe events and places of which he had no prior knowledge.
The strangest thing was when the news said Marlon Brando was going to make a film about the angels of Mons.
Today a painting of the Angels of Mons, by the artist Gillis, hangs in the Mayor's Office, in Bootle Town Hall, celebrating the towns' links.
Snow Patrol were there, as were nominees The Republic of Loose, The Future Kings Of Spain and also The Angels Of Mons who picked up the award for Hope Of 2005.