Food for thought:
Firepower alone may be insufficient to drive a determined enemy from his position. Where confined spaces or situations may not permit the reloading of the rifle or the use of grenades, the bayonet may become the primary weapon in destroying the enemy. It is essential that bayonet training is conducted regularly to instil aggression, self-confidence and psychological preparation in both the individual and the team.
"We did fix bayonets because I believe bayonets kill people and are useful............It certainly saved my life."
From a Major in the Scots Guards during the Falkland Island War.
Some more words of wisdom from LIPS