Arthur Machen's "The Bowmen"
The Apple Seed - Season 2, Episode 16 , Segment 3
Episode: S2 E16: A Titanic Survivor's True Story from Storyteller Pippa White
- May 26, 2022 12:00 pm
- 12:30 mins
We bring you a performance of a story from World War I called "The Bowmen" by Arthur Machen. It is a work of fiction about a miracle involving a legion of archers from the Middle Ages returning to fight alongside the British army at the Battle of Mons. Though it was fiction, many people treated it as fact, much like how in 2022 the "Ghost of Kyiv" fighter pilot story caught the public imagination and took on a life of its own.