BAYONETS: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY
Author: Martin Brayley
Publisher: BOOK SALES, Jun 2012
Covers all types of bayonets, including Plug, Sword, Socket, Knife, Yataghan, & many more. In addition to the photos, each bayonet is detailed with pricing info, physical description, manufacturing data, service history, & an examination of the effectiveness of the model - from 37 countries. 500 color photos; 12x9 inches, 256 pgs.
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.
- Contains over 500 large scale, vivid color photos of 300 types of bayonets
- Explores the history of the bayonet from its inception to today
- Includes a reference section with sources for additional bayonet information
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Martin Brayley is an armed forces retiree and long-time researcher and collector of militaria. He has co-authored a number of books on the subject with Richard Ingram, and has also written on militaria for specialty publications.