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I'm drawing my answer from comments on this and the linked question, and from my recollection of other events. I don't know whether the introduction of the bayonet was decisive on the predominance of the musket, but I know that it was a "game changer." First, users of missile weapons without bayonets were vulnerable to charges on open ground by soldiers ...


This is a garbled account of the attack that began the Yom Kippur War, or the October War, between Israel and an alliance of Syria and Egypt. The latter launched an attack on Israel (to recover Egyptian and Syrian territory previously occupied by Israel) on Yom Kippur, the most solemn of Jewish holidays, when the whole country grinds to a halt. Jewish law ...

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