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Spirit of the bayonet

From The Great War 1914-1918

Spirit of the bayonet: "The Spirit of the Bayonet must be inculcated into all ranks so that in the attack they will go forward with that aggressive determination and confidence which assures the success of a bayonet assault; and which during moments of danger and exhaustion and the varying circumstances of battle, will enable the soldier confidently to seek close combat with his opponent." (Musketry Regulations, Part I, "Bayonet Training," Sec. I., par. 6.) [1]

References / notes

  1. Edward Fraser and John Gibbons (1925). Soldier and Sailor Words and Phrases. Routledge, London p.20.
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