Brutality in the Trenches: The British Infantry and Atrocities 1914-1918, my forthcoming book based on my PhD should provide a definitive guide to this fascinating subject. It will be available in paperback and Kindle editions through Amazon.
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A Ypres bayonet ‘sweetheart’ brooch
A Trench Club
A Ypres bayonet pipe tamper
Typical regimental history view of the bayonet in action.
Title: ‘Routing the enemy with cold steel’; caption: ‘From photo & painting’ [the photo element seems unlikely]; source: Emmet J. Scott, The American Negro in the World War (Chicago: Homewood Press, 1919).
C W Nevison – official war artist – war savings poster (IWM, Q081170)
Still of bayonet fixing from The Battle of the Somme film (IWM Film, Number 191)
McLaglen, Bayonet Fighting for War, p. 31, clearly showing disarmed opponent
The Lusitania medal leaflet
The Lusitania medal 2
The Lusitania medal 1
A Cleddyl Cymraeg – Welsh short sword