A Student of History

June 30, 2007

Fix your…bayonets!

Filed under: Wars — John Maass @ 7:49 pm

Here is a story of the first bayonet charge of British soldiers since the Falklands War of 1982.  The men were members of the Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment.

An excerpt:

The men came to the rescue of ambushed comrades — saving their lives with the Army’s first bayonet charge since the Falklands War 22 years ago.

After a bloody battle which raged for four hours at least 28 of the enemy lay dead. Fleeing cohorts are thought to have dragged away at least the same number of bodies.

It was led by Sgt Major Dave Falconer, 36. He said of his men: “I am very proud of them.”

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