1st ed., 1999. 266 pp., several photo & other plates. D.j., 24 x 16cm. FINE. In a century when land warfare became increasingly mechanized and weapons acquired greater accuracy and range, infantry still used bayonet charges to win an attack or beat off assaults. This book is a history of the greatest of such actions covering the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-5, World War I, World War II – which details in particular the fearful Japanese bayonet charges – the Korean War, the Vietnam War and the Falklands War. For each of these actions the strategic and tactical situation is covered in detail to set the scene of the action. Where possible, the fighting itself is told through the words of those who took part or witnessed it.