Bayonet Fencing : An overview of historiography and techniques for French footmen during World War I (Julien Garry) - APD1(2013)

Citation Information: Acta Periodica Duellatorum. Volume 1, Issue 1, Pages 152-178, ISSN (Online) 2064-0404


This article addresses the evolution of French bayonet fencing,
teachings and methods over the course of World War I, under both
historiographical and technical approaches. After a brief summary of the existent
methods at the start of the War, we will explore the evolutions underwent by this
Martial Art, brought by the changing nature and warfare and the various inputs
of experienced fighter.