Squadron Leader R.A. L. .Lidstone
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2008 N & M Press reprint of 1942 original Edition. SB. 68pp.illustrated
BLOODY BAYONETS: The Complete Guide to Bayonet Fighting
The bayonet – a simple but effective weapon – long maintained its supremacy in the British Army, even after it had been superseded by more sophisticated and complex weapons. The secret of its dominance is that it was thought by higher authorities to embody the offensive spirit so essential to successful soldiering. This detailed Second World War booklet is a complete A-Z of bayonet fighting, covering port, thrusts, parries and fencing. There are thirty illustrations.