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Marine Bayonet Training: Us Marine Corps Fm 1-1

Marine Bayonet Training: Us Marine Corps Fm 1-1

SKU: 402
ISBN: 879474025
Author: Desert Publications

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Marine Bayonet Training: Us Marine Corps Fm 1-1


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Marine Bayonet Training covers individual, group attacks, and defense are covered in detail It also details training techniques and construction of an assault course, plus a section on the history and evolution of bayonet fighting.

89 Pages, 4.5"x6.75", Softcover, Illustrated

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Marine Bayonet Training: Us Marine Corps Fm 1-1

SECTION 1: INTRODUCTION

101. GENERAL

a. Evolution of the Bayonet.-The bayonet is the infantry weapon which has changed the least during the development and refinement of weapons of war during the last three hundred years. There are several suggested origins of the bayonet. Some sources suggest that it derives from the Baioniers, crossbowmen of the middle ages, who carried a large knife or dagger to supplement their crossbows. Other sources credit the smugglers of Basque with using a bayonet-type weapon as a last ditch defense. Most English literature sources give the credit to Seigneur Marecal de Puysegur who, in 1647, at Ypres, France, ordered his troops to insert their daggers into the muzzles of their muskets after firing. De Puysegur and his unit were from Bayonne, France, a town known for dagger manufacture, hence the term bayonet.

(1) Early infantry commanders employed a warrior known as a pikeman, armed with a knife attached to the end of a quarterstaff, to defend the musketeers from an enemy charge while the musket was reloaded. Reloading was a time consuming operation and the musketeer was...

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