Apparitions angels in First World War


Apparitions angels in First World War


Rumours of angels: a legend of the First World War

Folklore,  Oct, 2002  by David Clarke

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The author wishes to acknowledge the British Academy who provided the small grant that made this research possible. I also wish to thank friends and colleagues who provided assistance, advice and additional references, in particular Kevin McClure, Hilary Evans, the Society for Psychical Research, the Imperial War Museum, the York and Lancashire Regimental Museum, Granville Oldroyd, Andy Roberts, Lyn Macdonald, Dr Vanessa Toulmin, and Dr Gillian Bennett.

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