Stoppage Drill Posted 8 October , 2013 Share Posted 8 October , 2013 Whilst perusing my shelves t'other day I came across an account of 4 ALH in Egypt/Palestine It seems that they were not issued with the cavalry sword until 1918, and that prior to this in advances to contact (charge, if you like) they simply carried their 1907 bayonets in hand. For all I know it may be a well known tactic, but it surprises me; I really can't imagine that a bayonet would be a handy or useful weapon for a man on horseback to use. Too short, no cutting edge, no balance, no hand protection. Quite a lot must simply have been dropped. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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