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  Battle of Mons - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Battle of Mons (Flemish name for Mons is Bergen) was the first major action of the British Expeditionary Force in World War I.
When the Fifth Army was defeated in the Battle of Charleroi, the BEF commander, General Sir John French, agreed to hold his position for 24 hours.
So the BEF followed its allies and retreated from Mons, the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Munster Fusiliers, in a classic rearguard action held nine German battalions while suffering severe casualties until being cut off and finally overwhelmed on the 27th at Etreux, only 240 men surviving.
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 Battle of Mons Badonicus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the Battle of Mount Badon (Latin Mons Badonicus, Welsh Mynydd Baddon) Romano-British and Celts inflicted a severe defeat on an invading Anglo-Saxon army sometime in the decade before or after 500.
However uncertain the place, date or participants of this battle may be, it clearly halted the Anglo-Saxon advance for a number of years.
While the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle is silent about this battle, it clearly documents a gap of almost seventy years between two major Anglo-Saxon leaders, or Bretwaldas, in the fifth and sixth centuries.
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 Facts about topic: (Battle of Mons Badonicus)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The location of this battle is controversial, as is the name of the Romano-British leader.
The location of this battle probably lies on the frontier between the territories of the native British inhabitants and the Anglo-Saxon invaders; and
Archeological evidence collected from the cemeteries of the pagan Anglo-Saxon suggests a number of their settlements were abandoned and the frontier between the invaders and the native inhabitants pushed back sometime around AD 500.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/b/ba/battle_of_mons_badonicus.htm   (882 words)

 Tourist information about the city of Mons in Belgium.
Mons is certainly worth a visit during the frequent processions that take place here during the year.
For the British Mons became the scene of their first battles in the war as well as the last.
Mons was established at the top of a hill, around a 7th century monastery founded by St. Waudru.
www.trabel.com /mons/mons.htm   (352 words)

 Battle of Mons Badonicus - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Battle of Mons Badonicus
Battle in about 493–516, probably in southwest England, in which indigenous Britons defeated the Anglo-Saxons and other settlers from the continent.
Little else is definitely known, but this battle appears to have been the culmination of some 12 battles fought to drive the Saxons back and it apparently halted further incursions into the west of England for the next two generations.
According to Gildas, a 6th-century Welsh monk, the encounter took the form of a siege, with the Britons probably led by a Roman, Ambrosius Aurelianus, against an enemy sent by God to punish them for their moral laxity.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Battle+of+Mons+Badonicus   (190 words)

 The Battle of Mons
Mons was the first battle fought by the British Army in the Great War in Europe.
Mons was the regional centre of a heavy mining and engineering industry.
The forward post of the Scots Fusiliers north of the canal was withdrawn, and gradually the Germans advanced to within 200 yards of the bridge at Lock 2, where they were brought to a standstill by the accuracy of the British fire.
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 biology - Mons
Mons (Dutch: Bergen) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut, of which it is the capital.
Mons was the site of the first battle fought by the British Army in World War I.
NATO's Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) was relocated to Mons, Belgium from Fontainebleau, France after France's withdrawal from the military structure of the alliance in 1967.
www.biologydaily.com /biology/Mons   (186 words)

 Battle of Mons Graupius (84 AD)
The battle started at a distance with heavy skirmishing and exchange of missile fire, but the Roman pila made little impression upon the nimble Caledonians.
According to Tacticus, the Caledonian flanking force then retired precipitiously, laying open the balance of their army to dreadful rout as the Roman reserve cavalry wheeled and struck the rear of the Caledonians still engaged on the moor.
What transpired next was a running battle of individual and group melees as the Caledonian army lost all cohesion.
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 First World War.com - Battles - The Battle of Mons, 1914
The Mons battle signified the first engagement between British and German forces on the Western Front, and began on 23 August 1914.
The Battle of Mons comprises one of the so-called Battles of the Frontier that took place during August 1914, at Mulhouse, Lorraine, the Ardennes, Charleroi - and Mons.
French's surprise at meeting the German First Army was equalled by its commander, General von Kluck, who had just seen action at the Battle of the Sambre against General Lanrezac's and was intent on chasing Lanrezac to the south.
www.firstworldwar.com /battles/mons.htm   (717 words)

 The Battle of Mons   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Battle of Mons was the first major battle of World War One.
Mons was a battle of movement unlike the battles that followed which involved trench warfare.
After his experiences of the BEF at the Battle of Mons, Kluck, after the war had finished, described the BEF as an "incomparable army".
www.historylearningsite.co.uk /battle_of_mons.htm   (591 words)

 Battle of Mons Lactarius --¬† Encyclop√¶dia Britannica
This battle ended the threat of the last king of the Ostrogoths, Teïas, who, after leading his warriors through a valley near Mount Vesuvius and then retreating to Mons Lactarius (Italian Monte Lettere, a mountain in the St. Angelo range), attacked the Roman army.
This battle ended the threat of the last king of the Ostrogoths, Teïas, who, after leading his warriors through a valley near Mount Vesuvius and then retreating to Mons Lactarius (Italian Monte Lettere, a mountain in the St. Angelo range), attacked the Roman...
Two battles in the fall of 1777 that marked the turning point for the Continental Army in the American Revolution were the Battles of Saratoga.
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The battle front of England at Mons was planned on the grand scale of modern war.
Again, as in previous battles, the enemy's aeroplanes were brought into use to locate the defending lines; only by now our own aviators had taken their measure.
The thin voices of the officers could be heard against the din of the battle, and the naked sabres came slanting to the engage.
www.greatwardifferent.com /Great_War/British_Front/Mons_1914_01.htm   (7209 words)

 Battle of Mons
Around 9 A.M, the German Infantry had arrived at Mons and were preparing their assault on the north end of the town.
On the first assault, the Germans attacked in close formation attack waves and were relentlessly shot down by the British infantry of the two regiments, which at the time was notably made up of the best rifle marksmen in the world.
At one point in the battle, the German field officers reported to First army commander Gen. von Kluck that all the British were using machine guns because the British were shooting so rapidly and inflicting so many casualties on the advancing Germans.
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 Battle of Mons Graupius   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Battle of Mons Graupius took place in AD 83 or AD Gnaeus Julius Agricola the Roman governor had sent his fleet ahead to the Caledonians and with light infantry reinforced with auxiliaries reached the site which he found by the enemy.
After many years of the fight the Romans managed to force battle by marching on the main granaries the Caledonians just as they had been from the harvest.
The site of the battle is unknown presumably lies in the Scottish Highlands and Bennachie in Aberdeenshire on the border between the Highlands the Lowlands has been suggested as the site.
www.freeglossary.com /Battle_of_Mons_Graupius   (655 words)

 ABC Radio National: The Ark 6 November  2005  - The Angel of Mons
The Angel of Mons is said to have appeared in the battle at Mons, Belgium, in 1914.
During the Siege of Jerusalem, I think it was in 1099, the Crusaders apparently were rescued by the intervention of St George on a phantom horse that suddenly appeared in the sky, scattered the people who were doing the siege, and the Christians were rescued.
And it was all about how a battalion of British soldiers had been rescued right in the thick of the battle of Mons, just as they were about to be overwhelmed by the Germans, by a ghostly battalion of archers from Agincourt, who are sort of invoked by a magic spell.
www.abc.net.au /rn/relig/ark/stories/s1495411.htm   (1823 words)

 First World War.com - Encyclopedia - Angels of Mons
The phenomenon that was the 'angels of Mons' was experienced by British troops retreating in the aftermath of the Battle of Mons on the Western Front in August 1914.
The only link between the Mons retreat and Machen's story was its beginning, which observed that troops of the British Expeditionary Force were in retreat: Mons itself was not mentioned.
Bizarrely however veterans of the battle subsequently lent support to Machen's story, ensuring that the apparent visions took on a legendary quality both during and after the war.
www.firstworldwar.com /atoz/angelsofmons.htm   (194 words)

 1st Battalion Middlesex Regiment:- The Battle of Mons
West of Mons along the Canal towards Condé, the 1st Battalion Middlesex Regiment and the 1st Cameronians (19th Infantry Brigade) had relieved the Cavalry Division between 2 and 3p.m., the two Battalions extending the line of the B.E.F. to Condé.
At the close of the battle the British centre had been forced back, and between nightfall on 23rd August and 3 a.m.
That first encounter at Mons gave rise to the legend that British battalions were armed with large numbers of machine-guns, so rapid and deadly accurate had been their rifle fire.
freespace.virgin.net /howard.anderson/mons1914.htm   (648 words)

 First World War.com - Memoirs & Diaries - The Retreat from Mons and the Battle of Loos
Regular battalions of all the English, Irish and Scotch regiments were included in the expeditionary forces which left for France at the outbreak of the war in the early days of August 1914.
The following day, the battle of Mons started about 12.30, not a German was then in sight, but an enemy aeroplane circled overhead like a hawk hurling down for prey.
You would have thought we were on a maneuver parade at Laffins planes, instead of in one of the fiercest battles.
www.firstworldwar.com /diaries/monsandloos.htm   (2554 words)

 ipedia.com: Battle of Mons Badonicus Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Battle of Mount Badon (Latin Mons Badonicus, Welsh Mynydd Baddon) was a victory of Romano-British and Celts who inflicted a severe defeat on an invading Anglo-Saxon army sometime in the decade before or after 500.
An old Welsh poem ascribed to Taliesin (who lived in the last half of the sixth century), refers to "the battle of Badon with Arthur, chief giver of feasts....the battle which all men remember".
If Gildas was old enough to be preaching in, at the latest, 514, it is implausible to place the date of Gildas's birth, and therefore of the Battle of Mont Badon, later than 498.
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 The Battle of Mons Graupius   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Britons were, in fact, undaunted by the loss of the previous battle, and welcomed the choice between revenge and enslavement.
They had realized at last that common action was needed to meet the common danger, and had sent round embassies and drawn up treaties to rally the full force of all their states.
Tacitus' description of the battle of Mons Graupius is the only literary evidence for the battle, the location of which is not certain.
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 Mons 1918
It was the Battle of Mons which made us begin to understand what a stiff and stubborn struggle we were to have.
Another feature of the soldiers' stories of their wanderings after the Battle of Mons was the absence of any complaining.
Students of the wars of the Low Countries knew Mons as a frequent centre of fighting, but to the rest it was merely a name, or probably not even that.
www.greatwardifferent.com /Great_War/British_Front/Mons_01.htm   (1465 words)

 Wikinfo | Battle of Mons Graupius
The Battle of Mons Graupius took place in AD 83 or AD Agricola had sent his fleet ahead to panic the Caledonians, and, with light infantry reinforced with British auxiliaries, reached the site, which he found occupied by the enemy.
The allied auxiliary infantry, 8,000 in number, were in the centre, while 3,000 cavalry were at the flanks.
Images, some of which are used under the doctrine of Fair use or used with permission, may not be available.
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 Battle of Mons
The Battle of Marne was a series of battles that took place around the River Marne.
It lasted seven days and in the course of the battle the British and French broke the German advance.
They forced a German withdrawal and thus destroyed the "Shlieffen Plan" that was based on a rapid German victory.
www.multied.com /ww1/BattleofMarne.html   (54 words)

 Roman Emperors - DIR Alphabetic Emperor Index
If there was a series of battles in a specific location, click on that year in which you are interested.
Sieges of Ctesiphon, A.D. Battle of Dara, A.D. Battle of Edessa, A.D. Battle of Frigidus River, A.D. Battle of Issus, A.D. Siege of Jerusalem, A.D. Battle of Kossovo, AD 1389,1448.
Siege of Masada, A.D. Battle of the Milvian Bridge, A.D. Battle of Mons Graupius, A.D. Battle of Mons Lactarius, AD 553.
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The Battle of Tannenberg by Paul von Hindenburg, August 1914 : Summary of the Battle of Tannenberg by Paul von Hindenburg - PRIMARY SOURCE
Battle of the Frontiers - Lorraine and Ardennes
Battle of the Falklands : Includes diary excerpt from the captain of HMS Kent plus links to WWI Maritime War page.
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 Malone's War - facsimile   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
He served during the Battle of Mons in the First World War, but shortly afterwards was wounded seriously enough to ensure his discharge.
The autograph account of his experiences was written shortly after the end of the war.
More information about the battle and its context may be found at:-
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 Battle of Mons
The Battle of Mons was the first clash between the land forces of Britain and Germany during World War I. Following the Belgian defeat at Liege on August 16, 1914, German forces continued their westward push toward France, with Paris as their ultimate objective.
French ignored intelligence warnings about the size of German forces in the area (later learned to be 150,000 men) and began preparations for an attack.
Memorabilia related to Battle of Mons is at auction on eBay.
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 History of the Battle of Mons 1914
The battle of Mons 1914, first major clash of World War 1 in superb world war one reference book of the Battle of Mons by David Lomas.
The first major clash of the Great War, Mons came as a nasty shock to the Imperial German Army.
Assured by their command that they would sweep the French and their British allies in the BEF - 'that contemptible little army', into the sea in a matter of weeks; they were stopped in their tracks at Mons by a numerically inferior British force.
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