Bayonets: An Illustrated History (Hardcover)

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ITEM#: 14094429

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.
Bayonets: An Illustrated History covers the subject from the 17th century to date—providing a full-color introduction to a fascinating military weapon. A short, general introduction examines the history of the bayonet—named after the French town of Bayonne, where it is thought to have been devised around 1650. The book details the technological advancements over the years in the size, shape, manufacture and style of the bayonet. Most of the book is divided into alphabetical coverage on the bayonets of 37 countries, from Argentina to Yugoslavia.

This latest book from long time researcher and militaria expert Martin J. Brayley provides an extensive and in depth examination of bayonets from 37 countries from around the world – over 300 bayonets in all. The history of the bayonet is indeed an interesting one, and this comprehensive reference does a splendid job of covering its origin and evolution, as well as the physical description, manufacturing data, service history and effectiveness of each model. Contains nearly 500 supporting color photographs.

Bayonets: An Illustrated History is an excellent starting point for the military enthusiast or collector, providing over 500 color images and contemporary illustrations.

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ISBN 9780785829300
Genre HISTORY / Military / Weapons
Format Hardcover
Pages 256
Publisher Date 2012-06-20 00:00:00.0
Publisher Chartwell Books
Copyright Year 2012
Height 9.25 in
Wdth 12.0 in
Thickness 1.0 in
Unit weight 3.5 lb
Language English
Subtitle An Illustrated History
Edition Detail Reissue
Audience General/trade
Authors Brayley, Martin J.
Country of Origin United States
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