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Angel of Mons

In a drawing presented to us specially by a famous Punch cartoonist, this depiction of the Angel of Mons embodies the hope provided by Blind Veterans UK.

Angel of Mons

The Angel of Mons is a popular legend about a group of Angels who protected members of the British Army during the Battle of Mons. This battle was the first major action by the British Army during the First World War in which the allies clashed with Germany at the French boarder. Troops were ill-prepared for this battle and the odds were against them, but miraciously they managed to retreat from the battle and many accounts came about of soldiers believing that angels had come to their aid.

Punch cartoonist Leonard Raven Hill drew this image of an angel wearing a St Dunstan's crown, to reflect the soldiers who were blinded in the First World War and to highlight the hope we provide them,