WE WATCHED Jeremy Paxman’s BBC1 programme Britain’s Great War on Monday night and found it informative, with old film and photographs shown.

But when he said there were no angels at Mons, I thought: “How does he know; he was not there?” But the father of my husband’s friend from school days was and he saw them .

You cannot tell me that hundreds of men, even exhausted ones, would have the same delusion.

As the great bard wrote “There are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in your philosophy”.

Maureen Robinson, Broadway, York.