A German Prince Ordered 100,000 Soldiers to Charge With Bayonets
War Is Boring

I recall reading a statistic that of all the combat wounds suffered in WW I, less than 3% were from bayonets, despite the fact that nearly every infantryman had one and bayonet training was extensive before and during WW I.

Meanwhile, artillery accounted for about 75% of all combat deaths in WW I. The long range shooty stuff was way more deadly than the up close pointy stuff.

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