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B AYONET TRAINING, 19 16 .
(PROVISIONAL. )
SECTION 1.
SPECIAL FEATURES OF TIlE B AYONET.
Esnential 1. Toattack with the bayonet effectively requires Good
~m,tcisi~f the Direction, Strength and Quickness, during a state of
wild excitement and probably physical exhaustion. The
lilihit of the range of a bayonet is about 5 feet (measured
fromthe opponents eyes), but more often the killing is at
c-lose quarters, at a range of 2 feet or less, when troops are
struggling corps a corps in trenches or daiknegs.
The bayonet is essentially an offensive weapongostraight
at an opponent with the point threatening his throat and
(ic-liver tile point wherever an opening presents itself. If no
opening is obvious, one must be created by beating off the
opponents weapon or making a feint point in order to
make himuncover himself.
hand-to- 2. H and-to-hand fighting with the bayonet is ihtdividual
hafld figat- which means that a flIRil must think and act for himself and
rely on his own resource and skill ; but, as in games, he
must play for his side and not only for himself. In a
bayonet assault all ranks go forward to kill or he killed, and
only those who have developed skill and strength by constant
training will be able to kill.
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3. The spirit of the bayonet must be inculcated into all The spirit
ranks so that they go forward with that aggressive deter-
mination and confidence of superiority born of continual ~
practice, without which a bayonet assault will not be
effective.
4. The technical points of bayonet fighting tue extremely ColitilIccily
few and sihhiple. The essence of bayonet training of trailciiig.
continuity.
SECTION 2.
~ M~rmio~ or CAintYiNo OUT BAYONET TRAINING AND H INTS
TO iNSTRUCTORS.
5. An iniportant point to be kept in mind in bayonet Dtvelcgc-
~ tmainilig is the development of the indivitlual by teachlihlg r~~i~ t~ce
himto think and act for himself. The simplest means of
attaining this is to make miten use their brains and eyes to
the fullest extent by carrying out the practices, so far as
~ possible, without words of command, i.e., point at a shifting
I target as soon as it is stationary, parry sticks, &c. Tile
~ class should, whenever possible, woik in pairs and act on the
Principle of Master and Pupil. This, in itself, develops
individuality and confidence. Sharp jerky words of com-
mand which tend to niake men act niechanically, should be
omitted. Teach rapidity of movement anti alertness by com-
petition in fixing amid unfixing the bayonet and by other
such quickening movements.
6 . Asthe technique of bayonet fighting is so simple, long Duratkn it
detail is quite unnecessary ~uid makes the work monotonous, ~~m1
All instructions should be carried out on common sense hnes.
It should seldom be necessary to give the detail of a point
or parry more than two or three times, after which the
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classes shioLld acquire the com-tect positions by practice. For
tins reason a lesson or daily practice should rarely last
mom-c thi~nhalf-an-hour. lienieniber nothing kills interest
so easily asmonotony.
Spiritofthce 7. Arouse the sl. )imit of time bayonet by describing the
bayonet. special features of bayonet rind hand-to iland fighting.
Endeavour to make the nien practice bayonet fighting in
the same spirit anti with the same euthusiasiii which aniutate
them when training for their gaines and look upon their
instructor as a trainer and helper.
Workmade 8. Create an interest in the work by explaining the ieason
ticterestilig. for the various positions, the metilod of handling the rifle
amid bayonet and tile uses ofthe points. Question the inc-n
to find out whether they understand these a-easolis. When
men realise time object of their work they naturally take ;t
greater intel-c-st in it.
Prooressio,I. 9. Progression in the training is regulated first by obtain-
ing correct positions and good direction, then quickness.
Strength is the outcome ofcontinual pmactice.
Cultivate 10. In order to encourage dash and gradually stmengtllen
d~shand the leg muscles from the commencement of their training,
\iuOUL~ classes should be frequently practised iii chiargitig short
distances.
Officersand 11. All company oflicers and N. C. Os. should be taugllt
N.C.Os. how to instruct in bayonet fighting in order that they hllay
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. be able to teach their platoons, &c. , this very itllportaut pztrt
of a soldiers training, which must be regularly practised
dining the whole of his service at ilonne, anti during his
periods of mest behind the filing line.
Socks. 12. Sacks for dummies should be filled with vertical layers
of strawand thin sods (grass or heatilem), leaves, shavings,
&c. , in such a way asto give tile gicatest mesistarmce Witilotlt
injury to tile bayonet. A realistic effect, necessitating a
strong withdrawal as if gripped by a lo,ie, is obtained by
iliseiting pieces of ilard wood i-inch thick (old cheese cases,
oak p:things, &c. ), between tile stimthng anti the sack
broadside on facing the attacker with tile glain vertical.
These sack dummies can be made tostand on euti by fixing
a wooden cross ui star (two or three pieces ofwood about
2 inches broad and ~ iuch thick nailed across one another) in
the base of the sack before filling it. They can also be
placedwithgood effect on rough tripods, or tic-ti to improvised
stools. Duinnmy sacks should be hung from gallows by a
double suspension fronmthe cross-bar to the top cornersand
tethered to time gromititi frohil time hottolli conic-I-s.
13. The greatest care should be taken that the object Core ci
representing the opponent and its support should be ~~~
incapable of injuringthe bayonet or butt, and only light
sticks must be used for parrying practice.
Tue chiefcauses of injumy to the bayonet are insufficient
iistiuetion in tile bayonet fighting lessons, the bayonet
not being withdrawia clear of tile tiunmumy befome advancing
auth the tiuluilmies being placed on haiti uuprcpamed ground.
14. The upkeep anti propel filling of duintillieS, the ic-pail Care of
of assault practice courses, &c. , form palt of time (itities of ullarutla.
Stall and Assistant Instructois.
15. }or pi;tctisiiig directistimthere must always be a mllark to Diics,
Billl sit Oil tile (lulnnly. C;ti dboartl discs fom this p11h~04etile
supplied by the Stationery Oflice. B y continually changing
the position of tile iuaik the life of the duniiuies is coil
sitierably prolonged. Sliotihil time supply of discs fail, tlmey
can be improvised out of cardboard or thick p;uper, 01 live
ui sixnumbers calmbe paiimtecl on the dummies as immarks.
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SECTION 3.
Pi1F/r,l~IIsAmiYB AYONET LEssoNs.
Class 16 . Open mauks fom bayonet practice as follows : B ear
arrange- iiankAtuotit turn ; Odd nululbers of time front rank and
mel . even nuuihersof time rear rankSixiuaces forwardMarch,
About turn; The wimole, one pace right close
Maichm.
Snmall classes should be opened out fromsingle rank.
Classes siuould always work with bayommets fixed.
Wimeiu teachiimg a miew position, face time class to a flank
anti let theum rest. First show theni tue position, ex-
plaining essential poiimts, anti giving time reasons for them.
[hen showthe position a secoimd tiiuie, inakiimg the class
obsemve each movenuent, so that, front the very conmmence-
inc-nt of the bayonet training, a intun is taught to use imis eyes
and brain. Face time raimks anti order them to assume the
position explained and shown. Pick out the nmaim whoshows
time best position anti let the class look at and copy him.
B emeimubei, his may not be an ideal position, but it is nmore
con-c-ct than those shown by the remainder who, being
begiimmacrs, canmiot distinguislmthe diffeience between a good
position and all ideal 0110. Many instructors err by trying
to get a class of beginners to idealise at uiice.
B ecricit~s 17. The Recruits Course consists of five lessons. Each
Course. lessomi takes about ilaif-an-imour, and the course, with daily
instruction, should last fromfive to sixweeks. ~Ihe traimling
should be carried out chiefly in a fiee amid easy kit, but
inc-n should be accustomumed to use their bayonets when
wearilmg belt and pouches, and packs may be worn when
required to carry out a teat efficiency. For the pointing
and parrying practices a ligimt stick 5 feet to 5 feet
6 incites long and between 1~ inches amid 3 inches in
circumference must be provided for every two men.
18. IlaIf-an-Imour a day, at least five days a week, should Daily
be devoted to the Daily Practice in bayonet fighting for lractlce.
trained soldiers. In the practice, good direction, quickness,
and strength are developed, amid a soldier is acctmstomed to
using the bayonet under conditions wilicit approximate to
actual fighting. This imalf-imour simould be apportioned to
(1) Pointiimg at time body ; (2) Pointing at paper bails on
light sticks at varying distances and (hiections ; (3 ) Pam-mying
ligimt sticks ; (4) Dummy wom-k and, when sufficiently
proficient (5 ) The Final Assault Piactice.
Lh~ssoN1.
19 . Point of tile bayonet directed at time base of the On
opponemits throat, time rifle heldeasily and naturally with both G,iard.
hands, the barrel inclined slightly (about 300) to the left, the
right imand over the mmavel grasping the simiahl of the butt, the
heft hmamid holding time rifle at time nmost convenient position in
front oftime backsigimt so tilat time left arm is only slightly
bent, i.e., mnakimig an angle of about 150. The legs well
separated in a naturai position such asaman walking muight
adopt on meeting Witil resistance, i.e., left knee slightly
bc-mit, right foot flat on the groummd with too inclined to the
right fm-out.
Time positionshould not be constrained in any way but be
one of aggression, alertness, and readiness to go forwam-d for
immediate attack.
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Coiimuuuosu Fau tts.
1. Leamming body back.
2. Left am-in too muchi bent.
3 . Right hianti held too low anti too fat- back.
4. Rihhe gi-asped too rigidly, restraining all fm-eedonmof
movement.
flest. Assume a position of rest in time easiest way avitluout
moving the feet.
Lo,ug 20. Grasping the rifle firmly, vi~orouslydeliver the point
Point, fm-omit the ~oii guard positiomi to the full extent of time left
ailmt, butt rimlmnnmg alongside aimd kept close to the right
fot-earni. B ody iuchiimcd forward ; left knee well bent
rigllt leg hi-aced, and weight of time body pressed well
forward withi time fore pam-t of the right foot, heel raised.
Time cilief pover in a point is derived from the mighmt mmmiii
with the weigimt of time body bchiind it, time left at-nt being
used muore to ditect the point of the bayonet. The eyes
must be fixed on the object pointed at. In mmtakiiig poimits
other than stmaight to time front, the left foot should move
iii the sanme diiection astimat in wiiich the point is mmmauiu.
During the latter staov-s of this lesson the imien shoulti be
practised in stepping forward \viOl the mighit foot when
delivei-iimg time poiimt.
( ou itnu oit Fau lts.
1. Rifle diawim back before delivering the point.
2. B utt of the rifle hield as high asol against time ri~hut
simouldei.
3 . The eyes not diu-ected oimthe object muinmed at.
4. Left knee imot sufficiently hjeumt.
5. B ody not tium-ust sumliicicmmtly forwaiul.
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REMARKs.
Time long point is made agaimlst an opponent at a range of Tie with-
about four to five feet fromthe attackers eye. cirawal.
21. To ivitiidraw the bayonet after a ~ long point lots
been delivered, di-aw time i-iflo straigimt bat-Id until the right
hammd is ~vell behind the Inp, and immnediately 1-esunme the
on guard position. If the leverage or proximity to limo
object transfixeul remiders it necessary, time left hand must
jim-st be shipjied up close to the muzzle, andwhen a pupil hams
reached thiat stage of the lesson wiuen he delivers a point
atlvamicing on a dumimmy, lie will adopt this method.
After every point, a m-apid withdrawn, essential to
quick work with the bayomiet, should be practiseti before
meturning to the on guard positioma.
PROGRESSION.
22. Men should always be made to point at a target Isi
e. g. , at a named part of the body of the opposite maim At ~
time might eye (long pmttmse to commence with), point (aPointtuig at
pause), ~withdiaw. Oblique ~points should be practised ?al~isof the
by pointing at the nmeim to the right and left fronts.
As progresS is attaimueti, the pause betwcemm time point
amid time witimuli-aw should be shortened until time inc-mm
reach a stage wheimthey witimdrawantI come on guard
directly after nuakiug a point, jndgmng their own tinme.
They should be taught to point at two or more harts of the
hotly as First at the nc-se, then at the right thighpoint.
To practise actiommagaimust a reticatimig foc, timin timiimsiilc
ranks about anti let theui rest. Showthe pesitiommof the
kidneys (entail of the back, cithem side of the simimie), aiiti
notice the outside raimks point at those of the immside ranks,
atmd tic-c tdi8.
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Vulnerable 23. If possible, the point of the bayonet should be
~am~tsof the directed against an opponemmts throat, especially in corps a
coi~psfightimig, asthe poimmt will enter easily amid make a fatal
wound on peneti-ating a fewimmches and, beimg near the eyes,
mnakes an opponent funk. Other vulnemahle and usually
exposed pamts ale the face, chest, lower abdomen and thighs,
ammd the iegion of the kitimmeys whemm time back is tin-ijeul.
Four to six incites penetration is suflicient to incapacitate
anti allowfor a qumick withdrawal, whereas, if a bayonet is
(hivemm houme too far it is often im
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mossible to withdtaw
it. In such cases a round should be fired to bi-eak up the
oh,stmuct ion.
2nd prime- 24. Tluo class, workingin pairs, with the Imistructom super-
thee. vising, should be practised in pointing in various (hireCtiomis
Pointing at (1) at the opposite mans hand, wimich lie placesin i-arious
tagc~is.l, positions on and off Ins body ; (2) at balls of paper tied omm
tile ends of sticks.
Tins practice should be done without word of coimmmand,
so that the eye and brain mumay be trained.
3 rd prime- 25 First teachu time men to transfix a disc or number
at painted on a dunminv, mit a distance of about five feet (s.c.,
~ the extt-enie range of time bayonet), then advancing front
dummies. three 01. nmore pacesftomut time dumuimv. Time advance nmust
be mmiade in the mimost practical aud ii~turalway, and should
be practised with either foot to the fromit when the point
is delivered.
Time i-ilhe mituist never be drawn back when making a long
point imi a forwaid immovemnent. The iimtpetus of time hotly
aimd the forward stretching of time arms supply sumificiemit
force.
Time bayonet must be withmdi-awn inimmiediately after time
point has been delivered amid a forward threatening
attitude asstmnmed to the side of or beyommd the dummy.
11.
Unless the m-ifle is fit-icily gripped it is liable toinjure the
hand.
To guard against accidents time lumeim tmnmst be at least five
feet apai-t when tile practice is cart-led out collectively.
The primmciples of timis practice should be applieci wlmemi
pointiimg at dumnnues in ti-enchues, standimmg upright on timo
ground, suspended oim gallows, &c. , at fit-st slowly anti tic--
liberately, for no attempt must be made to carry out the
Final Assault Practice before the menhavebeencarefully
instructed in, and have thoroughly mastered, the pre-
liminary lessons.
Lsssox 2.
TImE Rmoms-r AND LEFT ~
26 . Fmomthe onguam-ti positioimforce the mifle foiwamdfar Iliglit (left)
enough to the right (left) to beat off tile advem-sai-vs weapon, mocrry.
sti-aightening time left attn without bending the wm-ist 01
twisting tue rifle in the hand.
In making a low parry, care should be taken that the
point of time bayommet is sufficiently defhectetl to ensure
tue opponents weapon beimlg beatemi oil and not missed
altogether.
The eyes must be kept on time weapon whuichi is beimmg
pam-ned.
Coiiunton . F~uudes.
1. \Vide sweepimmg parry with ito forward nmoventent
in it.
2. Eyes taken off the weapon to be pamtied.
N. B . Men simould be taught to megard the pamry as part
of an offemmsive as well as defensive muovement, aimd that it
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is really part of tile point which should immediately
followit.
1st prime- 27. The class forming time parries should be made to
Parriesby observe carefully the movements of the mule ammd should not
word of be kept longer at tIns practice than is miecessary for the mnemm
(o,ci,nan~l, to grasp time contt-olled vigol-ous action mequireui.
2nd prac~ Wos-kimig in pailswith scabbards oim bayonets, one man
pointing with time stick anti the other pai-rying ; the on-
li~hl~sU~k. guard position being resumech after emucit parry. At first
this pm-actice. mnust be showanti dehibelate, but never ahlowe-ul
to become mneehmmnic-nJ, and progm-essively increased inrapidity
aimsl vigour. Later a point at that part of the body mdi-
cateui by time opposite mans hand slmoulcl immuediately fohhcuw
the pat-ry, and, timmally, sticks long enough to represent the
oppomments weapon in time on-guam-cl position should be
attachmed to the dummies and parried befote delivering tue
point.
Tue men lutist also lie taught to parry points made at
thmcnu (1) by an enemy in a ti-ench witen they are them-
selves on the pam-apet ; (2) by an eneimmy on the patapet
when tlmey are in the tmench, atmd (3 ) when botht ame omm time
annie level fighting at close quamtersin a dieej) ti-each.
Lassos 3.
TIlE Sffomt-r Poix-r.
The short 28. Simift the left hanul quickly tow-aids time muzzle amid
polmit. thu-amy thie rifle hack to the full extent of the tight al-nj, time
butt either above or be~o~v according to wiiethier a low or a
iiiglt poimmt is to be mctrude, and deliver the poimit vigorously
to the full exteimt of the left armn.
N. B . The short point is used at a range of abrnmt three
feet anti in close fighting is the natural poiimt to make whIch
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the bayonet has just been witimdrawn after a long point.
If a strong witimdi-awahis necessary the might luanul shmotmld
be slipped above time backsight after thte sitom-t point imas
been made.
29 . Time principles of the thiree practicesof Lesson 1 should rraetlce.
beobserved so far as they apply. B y placing two discs omi
adummy the short point should be taughit in conjumnction
with the hong point, the first disc being transfixed with
time latter, the second with the former. On thehivery of the
long point if time left foot is forwat-d, the short point
woul~take place with the right foot forwmtrd, and vm~cevcrsc2.
L~ssos4.
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OINT.
30. Fiomtt the position of thie shtort poimmt shift tue The
might imammd imp time rifle and grasp it above the hacksigimt, at
the simile tinme bringing the rifle toanalnmost vem-tical position
close to the body, and, fu-omma this hiosition, bend the knees
anti jab tite poimitof flue bayommet upwards into the tin-oat oi
under the chin of time opponent.
UolflniOut Fast its.
1. Rifle draw-nbackwam-d atmd mmot iiehh vertically enough.
2. Rithe grasped too low with time might Imand.
N. B . Thte jab can be employed sumccessfulhy in close-
quartem fighting in Dart-ow tm-enchues ammd witemi emtmbsaceti
by an oppomment.
LESSON 5 .
METhODS or I~~uiims~AN Ovrosasr.
31. It siiould be immipresseci upon the class that though a
ammans point has immisseci 01 imas been parmieci (oi his
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bayonet bmoken), lie can, as attackem, still nmaimttain hus
adu-antage by immj ui-hug his opponent itm one of the following
ways
The butt 3 2. The butt can be used effectively by bi-ingimigit up witim
all possible force against the jaw, stomliacll, fork, &c. It
(-an also be banged dowmm on the knee or immstep. Time butt
shiould be emitployed when it is not possible to disc tue point.
Magazine or 33. Snmasim the mitagazine 01 trigget- guard violently imito
the opponents face.
~Tse ofthe 3 4~ When gripped by an opponent and unable to use thie
rue. poimmt, the knee brought up against the fom-k or thte heel
stamped on flue in. steI) will mnomnetmtam-ily disable ilimn anti
make himmelease his imold.
Tripping. 35. When wrestling, time opponent can be tm-ippeti by
fomcing his weight eu to one leg auth kicking that leg away
fm-om under hium, or any otimer wrestlers tmip, e.g., back-
heel.
N. B . Time above methods wilh onhy teimiporanily disable
an enemy, whomust be killed with the bayommet, &c.
PRACTICE.
36. When time classes Imave been silowmt time methods of
using the butt anti time knee they should be practised on
the stick auth paper bali ditinmmny. Fix several discs on a
cluinmmmy and make a point at one, use the knee on another
fixed lowdomvn, jab a timitd, atmd so on.
Light d,mtnumties, incapable of breaking it, should be used
for pt-aetice mvith time butt.
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SECTION 4.
TACTICAL APFLI~ATION OF ThiN B AYONET.
37. A bayonet assault should preferably be immade tinder Practical
covet of flue, surprise, or tlamkness. In these cir-cummtstances Use of use
tue pm-ospect of success is gi-eatest, for a bayonet is useless ~yoIme
at any m-ammge except hand-to-itand.
38. At nighmt all these covei-s can be utihised. On thie Night
otlter imanci, confusion is inimerent in figittimug by night, arid ~ork
the execution of a successful nighit attack mvith time bayonet,
thmerefore, reqiuresconsider-able and lengtimy tuaimmiug. Units
should be frequently pmactised in night mvom-k with the
bayonet.
39. The bayonet is essentially a weapon of offence which Jiayonet an
mmuust be used with skill and vigour or it has but little effect.
To await passively an opportunity of using the bayonet
entails defeat, since an approaching enemy will auerely
stand out of bayonet range anti shoot down the defenders.
In cham-ging short distances across tue open in close formima-
tion time rifle shocmld be cari-ied at the hmight port tue
safest position in this formation.
40. In ama assault tue enemy shiould be killed with the Noflrin~
bayonet Fit-ing shmould be avoided, for in time nmix~upa
bullet, after passing through an oppoitents body, mmmay kill
afriend who happens to be in the line of fire.
FINAL ASSAULT PRACTICE.
41. Only to be carried out after the men have been
thoroughly trained in all the preliminary lessons, and
have acquiredcomplete control oftheir weapons;otherwise
injury to rifles and bayonets will result from improper
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application of the methods laid down in the foregoing
instruction.
Time Final Assault Practice must approximate asnearly as
possible to the comiditions of actual uightiumg.
Nervous tensioum dime to the anticipation of an attack
reacting on the body, aswell as time dash acrosstime open by
fully equippeci macmm, restmlt in thue arrival of time assaulting
party in a more or less exhausted state, anti it is omuly by
their physical fitness amid superior skill in time use of the
bayonet that they can Ovelcoiite a collupamatively fzesh foe.
Therefore quick ainu and good ditection of time bayonet
when mom-ing u-apidly or even sutmmmesmnting obstacles, time
accurate delivery of a poiimt of sufhiciemmt stiemmgth and
vigour to penetrate clothing amid eqsmipmnent, the clean
withdrawal of time bayommetwliich tequires no somali effoit,
especially should it be fixed by a boneam-c of time greatest
importance, and neeci time sante careful attemition anti con-
stant practice as devoted to obtaimming efficiency with the
rfle.
In the Final Assault Practice time (-ham-ge btings time nicim
to the fit-st trencit in a fairly exhausted conditiemm, anti the
accuracy of time mmi~nis tested by the disc, which can olm]y be
carried by a ti-tie and vigol-ous thrust ammd a clean with-
draw-al.
For this practice the ummen simould be aimade to commiustence
time assault by getting out of a tu-ench six oi. seven feet
deep, aswell as fromthe open, and they should not shout
until c-hose up to the emiemny.
Flint 42. A reproduction of a labyi-intii of treimches, with
~ssa~lt dummies in time dug-outs, shielters between thme tmeuchles,
Course. &c. , fomms utmi excehlemit Fimmal Assault Piactice Coutse, ammd it
should be assaulted fionmall four sides to give variety. Time
edge of the trenches should be protected by spat-s or baulks
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munchtored back, otlmeiwise commataut rise will soommwear omit
the course. Cindeis scattered over time coin-Se prem-ent time
mmmcmi slipping. The numituber, length and cetmstiuctiomm of
ti-encimes is megulated by the gt-ouimmtl available anti by the
ingenuity of commimuantling officers. If gallows cannot be
erected, sack dmmmlmmmlies shosmltl be placed on tripods or
standing on end, as wehi as hying imi trenches or on time
~ parapets, with soft cam-timfiee front stones nuder themmi, &c.
~ Staff amid Assistant Instructom-s at-c m-espoumsible fm time
~ upkeep of Final Assault Practice Coutses.
~ 43. Exti-emnely intem-esting and pmactic-ai schemes imm lactic-al
trencim wnrfame caim be airamiged by comimbiuuimmg tue Fimmal scireune~.
-DAssault Iiactice withi othuer bimmnciies of tuaining. Tim timese
~schemmmesbayonet work simoniti be dove-tailed with bomuibimig,
bumiidimmg tip of sandbags, eimtrenci~iiig, the duties of
~ bayomuet iummd observation utica, &c.
~ 44. Comumpetitions can be arimuiged by ahhuttiimg uimat-ks foi Couumpetl-
)(1) mmummmber of (uses tuaimsfixeci and carried on a bayemmet, lions.
~] (2) tulle taken fromut sigmial to charge until time last mutan of
J tile teatumpasses the fimiishting post, auiui (3) style.
~.- Comtmpetitions should mmever be cat-riot! out until thue men
huave conmpleted timeir lessomts imu bayommet tuainiuig aumd.
thoroumghly uumasteiecl tite itaumdhing of time bayonet iii thu
Fitmal Assault Practice.
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SUMMARY OF PROGRESSIVE STEPS IN
B AYONET TRAINING.
1. Clmuss amtwmigeinemits. Explaium hiaiidto-iiammd flgiitimmg
amid inculcate the spirit of the bayonet.
LESSON 1.
I. Teach on gtmard and rest.
(hlef. pira. 2. Make squad citarge sitort distaimce. Repeat occasion-
20) ally during all lessons.
1st prac- (Imu class by word of command. )
lIce. 1. Teach loui~point amid withudraw.
2. Two or more lommg points, withdrawiimgafter each.
2ndprac- (Class wurking by eye. )
11cc. 1. Iointimmgat hand of opposite utman invarious positiomas.
(lied, pars 2. Pointing when aclvaimcimmg with right foot.
10.) 3 . Point froumm on gumarti, followed by point when
advancing withu rightt foot.
4. Pointing at ball of paper omu stick.
3 rdprac- (Pointing at dummy. )
tIer. 1. Pointing amid withdrawing at extreme lange of
bayonet.
2. Pointing and withdrawing when advancing.
3. Poinmting mit two or nmore dimunmies.
LEsSON 2.
1. Explain vahue of pam-lies.
Isi prac- (Inclass by word of contmmmand. )
I Ce. I. Teach right and left parries.
2. Righmt and left parries followed by point.
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(Classwomkiimg by eye. ) 2ndpr~-
1. Paru-y stickpointed bremtst htigim. lice.
2. Parry stick, bteast hlighl, amid point at muamech target.
:3 . Pmurry stick lowor imiglu.
4. Parry stick low or hugh, anti point atnmumetl taiget.
5. When advancing, pai-ry stick amid point at dunmumiy.
6 . Parry poimit made with stick by advancing oppomment.
LESsoN 3.
1. Dem~monstrafe sitott poimit amid explain wimemm it is
used.
(In class by word of conmumianul. ) 1st prac-
1. Shout poimit fromit on gumam-ti. lice.
2. Short points varietl with bug poimits.
(Class wcurkiiig by eye. ) 2ndprac-
1. Short point itt huand. lice.
2. Simort points varied with lomug poiimts at hanul.
3 . Long point from on guard, and ii short point
when advancing lighmt foot, at hand.
4. Long amid short points at paper ball on stick.
(Poimmting at dummy.) 3rdprac-
Short poimmt at dumumnmy mind withdrawal fuonm lice.
stmutionary position.
2. Short point when advancing.
3. Lomlg anti short point at dummy when ad
vammclmmg.
4. Long amid ii short poimmts at two 01. mom-c dummnnmlea
wlten advaumcimmg.
LESSON 4.
1. Demonstrate jab into dunmumiy and explain viiemm
usedh, &c.
(Inchass by ivoud of coununaumd. ) 1st PraC-
1. Jab front slmott point. tice.
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2. Jab frotmm bug point.
3 . Long point, shuot-t point, amid jab.
4. Short point, jab, mint! ~long point.
~ndPrmur- (Class womkiiug by eye. )
1. Jab, short poimit, and long point varied at
paper ball.
3rdprac- (Poimitimmg at tlumumiy. )
11CC. 1. Staimdiumg, jab at domtmmmty.
2. Standing, jab fuomn shmom-t poimtt utt dummy.
3. Standing, long point, short point, and jab
at dumnmummy.
- 4. Advancimug, homug point and jab, short poilmt
amid jab at duuunnmy.
5 . Advancing, bug amid short poimit mind tw-o eu
more jabs at dumitmumy.
6 . Advancimig, hong and simoi-t poiumts anti jabs in
varying em-tierat two ot mmiou-e dumnimmies.
LESSoN 5 .
1. Methods of disabling opponent by umueans of time butt,
&c. Occasion whmemi used.
1st prac- (iii class by word of comnmauid. )
lIce. 1. Class topractise butt sti-oke.
~ pear. (At tam-get.)
liCe. 1. Pl-actise brmtt stt-okes at papcm balls.
2. The trip imrmtctiseth by men wom-kimug inpairs.
~Iprac- (On dummmmmy. )
1. B umtt strokes omi light duta,miies.
2. Points, jab at dunumimies, luumtt stu-okea at higiut
d~muuutuujes.
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