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Angels of Mons: Arthur Machen’s Accidental Hoax


The difference between fact and fiction can sometimes be confused. A memorable example of this phenomenon emerged from World War I. The Bowmen was a short story by Arthur Machen about the Angels of Mons: phantom archers who rose to help British troops at the Battle of Agincourt.

Countless Britons refused to believe the author’s ghost story was fiction and a legend, that persists to this day, was created. Read more:

Machen’s Bowmen

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