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The Bayonet: The Weapon that Was Turned on the Red Coats

How We Became America: The Untold Story

As a teenager, When it came to the psychology of war, 18th century Britain had a secret weapon: the bayonet. This brutal weapon was synonymous with British troops. Its reputation alone was terrifying enough to send colonial soldiers running for cover. The Continental army’s generals soon realized the only way to beat the bayonet, was to embrace its use. (Runtime 3:06)

This video was supported by a generous grant from Americana Corner and the American Battlefield Protection Program. For more information, visit Americana Corner.