6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 15 December 2007
This fascinating book reviews the evidence for the famous ghostly sightings of angels, St. George, Joan of Arc and the Virgin Mary during the Great War. The author marshals a large and complex body of evidence to produce an accessible account. His open-minded approach is refreshing, and he wears his research lightly, although there must have been an awful lot of it! He is a university lecturer in journalism, which explains the slight bias in favour of 'Fleet Street's Finest'! But if you didn't know that, you probably wouldn't have spotted any bias.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 26 July 2008
I bought this book to look into the possibility that the Angel of Mons and similar sightings might have been occurrences of noctilucent clouds (do a search for this if interested). With the majority of sightings happening during summer, this account, so lucidly written, provided me with enough evidence to conclude that at least some of the reports really were noctilucent clouds.
The author might be interested in fringe issues, but in this book, he's very balanced and has turned-out a very valuable, important book.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on 20 November 2004
The definative account of the mystery. It is difficult to see how this could be improved. Clarke examines the evidence in detail and provides a fascinating account of the development of a modern myth, created by one of the worlds best writers Arthur Machen. Anyone intrest in the Great war and urban legends should read this.
10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on 11 January 2005
An excellent book examining the 'Angel of Mons'. The account is well researched and fully referenced. The evidence is fully traced and examined within the context and themes of the time. While books with similar titles may have an agenda, the author is only interested in a fair and thorough examination of the evidence.
1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 12 June 2013
This book above is not meticulous enough & misses out the WHOLE context of what is at stake. He has missed off other cited records of actual witnesses. Oh well.
The action of the mons angels was such a pivotal moment at that point in the war that had it not happened at that precise time the war would not have been won.
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THE best BOOK `On the side of the Angels' (1915) By Harold Begbie about the 1st World WAR `MONS ANGELS'. This one should be put on ebook kindle on amazon.
Harold Begbie was involved in the Oxford Group(later called Moral Re-Armament) & with the Salvation Army. His social reform concerns appear strongly in his book `The Little that is Good'(1917) writing of charitable work among the poor of London. He raised large sums of money for East End charities. Begbie documented & defended the confirmed reality of the SOLDIER witnessed apparitions - `The Angels of Mons' & attacked occult journalist Arthur Machen for claiming they began with his divisive bootleg "The Bowmen". Arthur Machen a`Golden Dawn'Occult Spiritist with Mr.A.E.Waite (Rider-Waite TAROT) & Satanist Aleister Crowley! The Evil Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn is one of the largest influences on 20th century Western Freemason `light bearer' Occultism that continues to dispel the apparitions & sets stealthily to undermine all bible truth.The secret tyranny! Harold Begbie quote "Not to believe in the angels is to believe in a mindless, meaningless & soulless universe."
The Hermetic order of the golden dawn was one of the influences that inspired Adolf Hitler to his atrocities. That stood oposed to angels & everything they stand for.
THE BOOK `EFT MIRACLES AND ANGELS PB: Evidence for Truth' By scientist Dr Victor Pearce. (This man lived through two world wars).
Countless documented 20th century true accounts of miracles, British SOLDIERS in the 1st & 2nd WORLD WARS helped by ANGELIC FORCES in response to the national days of Christian prayer. Including welsh mountain angel, India miracle, deathbed visions, White Cavalry of Bethume, from U-boat to pulpit, sinking the Bismark, voices in the night, Mons angels, York minster fireball smited, the Israeli nation reborn by Balfour treaty, Dunkirk, whale-swallowed James Bartley survives, miracle of the fog, atomic prophecy, near death experiences, Hitler war criminals Christ covert,& so much more!
THE BOOK `Psalm 91: Real-Life Stories of GOD'S SHIELD OF PROTECTION & What This Psalm Means for You & Those You Love' By Peggy Joyce Ruth. Did you know there is a place in God - a secret place - for those who want to seek refuge? It is a haven of physical safety and security that God tells us about in the 91st Psalm - the one place in the Bible where all of the protection promises of God are brought together. If you are only going to purchase one book this month, I recommend this one. This book is a keeper and the kind of book you give away as a gift. People have been praying Psalm 91 off and on for years already, but this book breaks down the meaning, and has a multitude of testimonies of lives spared by believers praying Psalm 91. See Special SOLDIERS Second Volume THE BOOK `Psalm 91 MILITARY Edition' explains God's covenant of refuge & hope, using stories & testimonies that demonstrate His protection of SOLDIERS. Awesome!
THE BOOK `End of the Present World and the Mysteries of the Future Life' By Fr.Charles Arminjon [Kindle Edition] In the late nineteenth century, Father Charles Arminjon, a priest from the mountains of south east France, → assembled his flock in the town cathedral to preach a series of conferences to help them turn their thoughts away from this life's mean material affairs- & toward the next life's glorious spiritual reward. His wise & uncompromising words deepened in them the spirit of recollection that all Christians must have: the abiding conviction that heavenly aims, not temporal enthusiasms, must guide everything we think, say, & do. Every home library should have this book, profit immensely from its wisdom. wow!
The little flower - St. Thérèse of Lisieux Quote "Reading this book was one of the greatest graces of my life!"
This is the future Arthur Machen wanted for mankind a future in desperate occultism. It does not have to be that way, this following book breaks down everything Arthur Machen stood for.
THE BOOK `From Witchcraft to Christ' By Doreen Irvine. An all-time famous occult dispirit book!
From poverty to drugs, prostitution, then enticed through evil witchcraft into satanic rituals. This true story charts one woman's entrapment in the occult & her eventual dramatic release. Doreen's profound experience & powerful testimony, offers hope, especially to those who believe they are too far gone to be forgiven. Rise into a new life of joy, peace, freedom & love through Jesus Christ. Repentance means to turn around & make good your life choices through Christ! & `The Great Command'
Land mark Books of faith & deliverance here on amazon.
(1)'A Very Present Help'By Sir William Dobbie (Malta SOLDIERS).
(2)`War & Grace:Short Biographies from the World Wars' By Don Stephens.
(3)'The Cross & the Swastika'By F.Grossmith.
(4)'Another Man's War:'By Sam Childers.
(5)`Faith Under Fire'By Andrew White.
(6)'SEAL of God'By Chad Williams(Navy Seals).
TRUE STORY wartime DVDs:
(1)`Machine Gun Preacher'(2011).
(2)'Schindler's List' Spielburg
(4)`Hidden in Silence'(1996).
(5)`The Hiding Place'(1975).
(6)'No.4 Street of Our Lady'(2009).
(7)'Thank You,Mr. Hodges'(2007)