The Bowmen in New Welsh Review

Issy Rixon evaluates this World War I short story collection in terms of its contribution to supernatural belief and wartime mythologising
The Bowmen and Other Legends of the War is a compilation of short stories composed by Welsh author and journalist Arthur Machen. The collection was originally published in 1915, during the early years of the First World War, and depicts fictional first-hand accounts of the war effort, combined with Machen’s signature spiritualism. It has since been republished for a modern audience, by Cromen publications, and is free online for anyone to read. The leading story, The Bowmen, inspired one of the most prevalent myths surrounding the war, The Angels of Mons. Machen’s stories have maintained deep cultural significance for their contribution to the mythos of the First World War, and anyone wishing to gain a deeper understanding of the origins of The Angels of Mons will find Machen’s collection a worthwhile read.”

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The Bowmen and Other Legends of the War is available as a digital e-book in epub and mobi formats through the Cromen shop and as a paperback book on Lulu – go to The Bowmen and Other Legends of the War page for further information.