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Legend of the Angels of Mons

Legend of the Angels of Mons

During the night of the 23rd August 1914, angels were said to have appeared to help the British to retreat in the face of crushing German numerical superiority. Fact or fiction? Who were the angels that visited these lands?

14 km
max. 79 m
min. 30 m
105 m
-108 m

Starting point

25 Grand Place
7000 Mons
Lat : 50.4546Lng : 3.95216
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Memorial to the 5th Royal Irish Lancers

A bas-relief that commemorates the journey starting and ending Mons by the 5th Royal Irish lancers between August 1914 and November 1918

25 Grand Place 7000 Mons
Lat : 50.4546Lng : 3.95216
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Road bridge on the Mons-Condé canal

On this bridge, a German soldier sacrificed his life enabling his regiment to advance on Nimy.

Quai des Anglais 7020 Mons
Lat : 50.4788Lng : 3.95072
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Nimy railway bridge – memorial to Maurice James Dease and Sidney Godley

The dedication of two English soldiers who chose to stay behind to cover their comrades’ retreat.

10-28 Quai des Anglais 7020 Mons
Lat : 50.4754Lng : 3.9455
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Carrefour de la Bascule – British Empire memorial to the two Battles of Mons

A strategic crossroads and a British monument to honour the soldiers who took part in the two battles of Mons

15 Chaussée de Beaumont 7000 Mons
Lat : 50.4517Lng : 3.98019
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Carrefour de la Bascule – Irish Memorial of the two Battles of Mons

A Gaelic cross in memory of the Irish who died in action.

5 Chemin des Mourdreux 7000 Mons
Lat : 50.4522Lng : 3.98005
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The Bois-là-haut and mont Panisel

The place where the angels appeared

Chemin des Moutons 7000 Mons
Lat : 50.4323Lng : 3.98359
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Saint-Symphorien military cemetery

A highly symbolic Anglo-German cemetery

67 Rue Nestor Dehon 7030 Mons
Lat : 50.4327Lng : 4.01117
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