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Bayonets: An Illustrated History

Brayley, Martin

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ISBN 10: 0873498704 / ISBN 13: 9780873498708
Published by KP (Krause Publications) Books 1st American edition, Iola, 2004
Soft cover
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Title: Bayonets: An Illustrated History

Publisher: KP (Krause Publications) Books 1st American edition, Iola

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Soft cover

Edition: 1st Edition

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The bayonet has long been of interest to military collectors,

and its history ? going back to the 17th century ? is just as

fascinating. This spectacular photographic exploration of the

weapon begins with the inception of the bayonet in Bayonne,

France, and follows its evolution through the technical

advances of the next few centuries. Over 500 large scale,

full-color photos provide overall and detail views of 300

different bayonets from around the globe.

The book covers all types of bayonets, including Plug, Sword,

Socket, Knife, Yataghan, and many more. In addition to the

photographs, each bayonet is detailed with pricing

information, physical description, manufacturing data, service

history, and an examination of the effectiveness of the model.

The book also contains a reference section with information

on additional bayonet publications, collections and websites for

collectors and enthusiasts.

About the Author:

Martin J Brayley is a professional photographer and author, specializing in works on uniforms and militaria.  He served in the armed forces for 24 years, and has a keen interest in all aspects of military history, particularly the uniforms and equipment of the 20th century.  He is also a dedicated military researcher and collector and a regular contributor to the French magazine Militaria.  He had had many books published by Crowood including The World War II Tommy - British Army Uniforms, Europe 1939-45 and Khaki Drill and Jungle Green - British Tropical Uniforms 1939-45.

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