Spirit of the bayonet

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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[edit]

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

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The above term is listed in our glossary of words and phrases of the Armed Forces of the United Kingdom of Great Britain during the Great War, which also includes: technicalities, trench slang, expressions in everyday use, nicknames, sobriquets, the titles and origins of British and Commonwealth Regiments, and warfare in general. These words and phrases are contemporary to the war, which is reflected in the language used, and have been transcribed from three primary sources (see contents). Feel free to help improve this content.
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