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The Bayonet (1941)

The Bayonet (1941)

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THE BAYONET

(Bayonet Fighting)

GALE & POLDEN Ltd, Aldershot, c.1941

An original WW2 British Army bayonet fighting handbook, undated, but published by Gale & Polden c.1941 (there is a signature dated 4/10/41 on the title page). Produced in a concertina-folded 12-page format, the handbook is well illustrated, with line drawings showing the various techniques used in bayonet fighting. The Bayonet is a practical guide to the defensive and offensive use of the bayonet, with brief instructions accompanying each of the illustrations.

Condition:

In good condition. The card cover shows minor signs of wear and use and a few marks. The stapled binding is good and secure - the original staples were rusty and have been replaced. The text and diagrams are in good condition, with some rust marks near the staples, and a few other marks. The book is signed on the title page by 'H. L. Tewkesbury, 4/10/41'.

Published: c.1941
Dimensions: 115mm x 170mm
Illustrated with line drawings
Pages: 12 (folded concertina style)