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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP11 Jul 2020 10:23 p.m. PST

""If your bayonet breaks, strike with the stock; if the stock gives way, hit with your fists; if your fists are hurt, bite with your teeth." – Gen. Mikhail Dragomirov

"With the bayonet one can do anything." Napoleon

"Close combat, man to man, is plainly to be regarded as the real basis of combat." – Carl Von Clausewitz…"
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Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP12 Jul 2020 11:34 a.m. PST

Isn't there a poem in which a British soldier in the Great War details the many uses of the bayonet from opening food tins to lifting window latches, but notes that he's never stuck a German with it yet, excuse me, nivver stuck a Jerry wiv it yet?

It's Kipling, I think, but I don't remember the title of the poem.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP12 Jul 2020 3:23 p.m. PST



Wolfhag19 Jul 2020 7:56 p.m. PST

Chesty Puller's response after seeing a demonstration of a new flamethrower:

"So where do you put the bayonet?"


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