View Full Version : Bayonet Charge

05-24-2004, 06:45 AM
To All,
Recieved the following from my Friend Jim Cirillo who in return recieved this from John Farnum.
Thought you all might enjoy. This reminds me of the post from Gabe the other day on the single soldier that took on a whole herd of Iraqs with a knife.
>20 May 04
>From a friend in the UK:
>"The SUN today reported that British soldiers in Iraq killed nearly every
>member of an insurgent unit during the British Army's first bayonet charge
>the Falklands War, twenty-two years ago! Twenty Argyll and Sutherland
>Highlanders charged Iraqi fighters after being ambushed in their Land Rover.
>decided to fix bayonets on their SA-80 rifles and charge at once. They did,
>and between rifle fire and bayonet attack, killed thirty-five insurgents and
>captured nine.
>Interestingly, analytical geniuses among UK's war planners had originally
>left off bayonet lugs from the SA-80 rifle, considering bayonets
>?~obsolete.' I
>suspect those people are extremely quiet about now!"
>Lesson: An instant, explosive, and violent counterattack is the very last
>thing most predators either expect or plan for. Predators mostly dither and
>ultimately deal with it poorly, as these Iraqis did. Fearless men and cold
>still frighten the snot out of the lowlife of this world. God bless the

05-24-2004, 01:19 PM
Already a thread started on this;