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Arizona Independent Republic (Newspaper) - February 25, 1940, Phoenix, Arizona
R j its ably Arizona Phoenix february War plays strange trick with the human just As the vivid imaginations of children conjure up fairy kingdoms and mighty the Soldier mind sees Angels in White and queer signs and All manner of supernatural from the battlefields of Europe already have come incredible stories in the present a finnish officer and nine fighting North of Lake reported they saw u Angel in the sky facing immediately they interpreted this to mean the Angel had Tome to Rescue after the Conquest of polish Refu gees told this they said that in brom Berg a nazi Soldier shot a polish priest who had just administered the rite of extreme unc he fell with the holy Oil still on his hands and his hands smeared a Wall As he went at once a Clear impression of the hands appeared on the Wall and remained there despite efforts of the nazis to wipe it off or to paint it out and in China there was the Story of the japanese Pilot who one Day found the skies barred by a group of flying with drawn the Pilot turned was later executed for defying co much for the new world the last world War produced a vast crop of such under the stress of fighting it appears it is difficult to distinguish Between Wishful to linking and the everyday and psychologists is Why Many scots swore that in they had a vast russian army streaming through 4eir the German juggernaut was rumbling through relentlessly hurling Back Britain famed contemptible and the French the allies would need reinforcements to Stem the kaisers British popular fancy promptly rushed the czars redoubtable already reported marching on to the an undercurrent of Rumor a russian army had landed in Western Scotland and was now being assembled at embarkation Points for transit to hundreds of men and women told of seeing russian soldiers m troops trains on which the blinds were the mythical russian Force never reached the Western it was French reinforce arriving in conscripted taxicabs sift Jue livery that saved Paris in the Battle of the a private claimed he saw a Ball of fire suddenly take form in no mans land at from the he emerged an Angel with outstretched the Angel smiled at or was it thousands of frenchmen in Sist to this Day it was Joan of the saintly maid of who turned the it was at Vitry Lefrancois on the Marne where marshal Joffre ordered the armies of Republic to stand their ground at All that the first dying Poilu shouted to his com rades he had seen his country National like wildfire the report spread from Man to squad to company to Trench to by according to British War dozens of wounded sol Diers claimed to have seen Joan of resplendent in a suit of shining Riding up and Down before the French on a White brandishing a sword Over her head and calling encouragement to her later in the French soldiers swore they had seen a vision of the maid of Orleans rid ing at the head of a British it was a they that she had forgiven her ancient the for burning her at the psychologists say it was merely a hallucination indicative of their sincere gratitude for the entente cordiale and the Aid of the mommies who Sang about every Werk m the mommies had their own tale about an apparition on a White at a crucial moment of their bloody Retreat from some a Mist suddenly appeared Between a puny English Force and a tidal wave of Teutons sweeping Down upon when the Haze there was the Man on the while Patron Saint of ill put the Kibosh on them devils he according to an irishman who related the a another version of the same legend had George accompanied by a regiment of ghostly the bowmen of rising trom their Graves on French soil once again to ram Gray Goose quills on the foes of this version was scoffed at by Arthur a because of its similarity to a fiction Story he had True be Lievers shouted him stoutly maintaining that any similarity Between the myth of Mons and Mac Bens Story might be attributed to a form of mental telepathy which unconsciously influenced the authors the Angels of Mons appear in a Narra Tive relayed to the Public from the lips of wounded soldiers by British a squad Ron of Uhland was charging Down on an eng Lish Force fighting rear guard action during the hopelessly the Brit ish seemed slated for when Sud irl Wirtl in u s thousands of frenchmen insist to this Day it was Joan of the saintly maid of Riding up and Down before the French positions on a White who turned the tide of Battle at the Denly a blazing Ball of Light appeared Between the two the germans horses breaking up the some of the mommies claimed to have seen a Trio of winged beings standing together in the Ball of private Robert Cleaver of first regiment signed an affidavit to that a private of the third Canadian regiment told the Alexander Boddy i had seen a Ball of fire suddenly take form in no mans land at from the or emerged an Angel with outstretched War which smiled at there were numerous reports of premonition of death that came widely publicized in the British was the letter a Welsh sergeant wrote to Mother one night while carrying i had occasion to take when about 20 Yards off i saw you looking towards me a Plain As leaving my i crawled nearly to the place where your vision when a German Shell dropped on Anuj i had to return for some turn up wont next time Shell is coming a German Corporal lying prone in a Hole said he heard a Voke commanding him to get he moved just in time to escape a the Corporal was Adolf
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