Review: Socket Bayonets

Socket Bayonets by Graham Priest, as the front cover says, is a history and collector’s guide.

socket bayonets
Amberley Publishing 2016

Covering the history of the ‘socket’ from the sixteenth century, through the British Industrial Revolution to more recent warfare, this book is an interesting insight into the origins and developments of, not only the bayonet, but also the socket.

Alongside the brief, yet informative, text are colour photos of great detail that allow for a better understanding of some technical terminology.

The highlight of this book, for me, was that it didn’t just focus on one country’s development, but delved into the histories of other countries. It allows readers’ interest to blossom, and therefore initiating further research on their part.

This book would appeal to gun and weapon enthusiast, but I think reconnaissance enthusiasts as well.

Overall, a well-informed and researched, detailed, and informative book.

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s