posted on Apr, 21 2009 @ 09:19 AM
One of the greatest legends of the Great War was created in August 1914, on the second day of the British retreat from the Belgian city of Mons. The
British Expeditionary Force soldiers were being heavily pressed by a German army that outnumbered them twice. It seemed impossible to survive, but
then, suddenly, Saint George and his mysterious 15th century band of bowmen appeared, and they held back the advancing Germans.
A Fleet Street reporter, the horror writer Arthur Machen, published this report of an eye witness. The article was written so graphically that readers
took it literally and a few weeks later, British soldiers found themselves fighting side by side with an army of angels, “clad in white with
flaming swords”. The legend of the Angels of Mons was born. Only, Saint George was never seen in Mons, and there never had been 15th century band
of bowmen on the battlefield. It was a story, a piece of metaphorical imagery, Arthur Machen had invented.
But then, in 1930, there was this former member of the Imperial German Intelligence Services, who declared that British troops in 1914 really might
have seen some Angels of Mons, as part of a special project concerning...
Could this be one of the first real "disinformation projects"?
Full story is here: The Angels of Mons