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Entrainement au combat à la baïonnette et corps à corps 1920

PostPosted: 10 Mar 2014 12:30
by Ju
A late official method of bayonet, really complete for fight in trench warfare, but so late^^
Review on De Taille et d'Estoc forum.



Ministère de la Guerre, direction de l'infanterie, Entrainement au combat à la baïonnette et corps à corps
Ministère de la Guerre; Henry-Charles Lavauzelles; Paris; 1920

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k6 ... /f24.image

Re: Entrainement au combat à la baïonnette et corps à corps

PostPosted: 11 Mar 2014 14:41
by Max C.
The link got cut off, here is the complete one. http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k6 ... ps+.langEN

Re: Entrainement au combat à la baïonnette et corps à corps

PostPosted: 20 Mar 2014 13:26
by Thearos
Some money quotes (apart from the stuff on how to train whole bodies of men, or how to fight with the middle part of the rifle at short range)--

p. 5 on measure-- the longest distance at which you can hit with bayonet, knife, or fist, which the fighter should always have a good sense of.

p. 7. "There is no need to distinguish btw a parry and a beat. When the fighter sees a bayonet within measure, he beats it away, thrusts or throws, and does it again if need be, without worrying about whether this is a parry, a beat or a riposte"

Re: Entrainement au combat à la baïonnette et corps à corps

PostPosted: 21 Mar 2014 21:10
by Thearos
There also is an observation that to see a real naked bayonet in combat provokes in the soldier "a brutal, short and absolute tension"-- in other words, the adrenaline dump. Exercizes should aim to reproduce this.