Tuesday, October 23, 2012
I was saddened to hear in last night's presidential debate that the US military doesn't have as many bayonets these days as they did in 1917.
The value of the bayonet as an excellent tool for dealing with uncooperative foreigners was a recurring theme in the BBC television series Dad's Army. Corporal Jones, a World War 1 veteran, was famous for often recounting his experiences using the bayonet in action and reminding anyone who would listen that, "They don't like it up 'em!"
Call me old-fashioned, but I say let's bring back the bayonet.