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Bayonet Training Manual Used by the British Forces
Training in the use of the bayonet is receiving much attention from all the combatant nations in Europe. The aim of the instruction is twofold: 1. To develop great alertness of mind, readiness of muscle, and habit of quick obedience to command. 2. To develop fighting spirit. Physical drill and bayonet training go hand in hand and their drill periods follow each other. The physical drill consists of calisthenic exercises for fifteen or twenty minutes, followed by some game or exercise requiring great quickness of movement. To accomplish the aims of this training, especially the first named above, it is necessary to execute with snap the movements in the physical drill. [Pg iv]The following is from the latest British Training Manual (1916), which is based on their experience, and the forces are now being trained in accordance therewith. BAYONET TRAINING. To attack with the bayonet effectively requires good direction, strength and quickness during a state of wild excitement and probably physical exhaustion. The limit of the range of a bayonet is about five feet (measured from the opponents eyes), but more often the killing is at close quarters, at a range of two feet or less, when troops are struggling corps corps in trenches or darkness. ......Buy Now (To Read More)
Ebook Number: 57186
Release Date: May 20, 2018
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