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These soldiers would sneak out of their own trenches at night, often covering themselves in burn cork to darken their uniforms and exposed skin, silently creeping towards the enemy trench so that they could slit the throats or bash in the heads of the enemy whilst they slept. They would wreak havoc throughout the enemy position, using knives and clubs to maintain minimal noise, and carrying grenades which they would throw into sleeping quarters when they left. The fear factor of that no one could sleep safe, knowing that the enemy sent men like this.
There’s a collection of trench-raiding weapons at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa and they’re frighteningly medieval, like improvised war maces and spears. What a gruesome and horrible time in our modern history.
Edit: [picture here](https://canadaatwarblog.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/trench-weapons-used-by-british-and-canadian-soldiers-in-wwi-on-display-at-the-canadian-war-museum-in-ottawa.jpg).
I thought battlefield 1 made this up. I was wondering who would bring a knife to a gun fight.
For those who like this kind of stuff I recommand Lious Bartas book, he spent most of the war in infantry and tells how it really was, no bullshit no epicness, just pure suffering and stupidity.
[Inrange made a pretty good video on WWI hand-to-hand combat](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIGIBJeRfnQ) They do a pretty good job showing why a bayonet, or even a full size rifle, is a huge liability in close quarters.