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Going on what I've seen in museums, the smallsword was generally much shorter than a metre. It was essentially a long dagger. (126.96.36.199 09:02, 30 March 2006 (UTC))
Expanding on Cultural and National DiversityEdit
This article definitely needs to be globalized. The two references to the United States Army seem out of place.
Humphrey Tribble (talk) 07:58, 15 September 2021 (UTC)
Carrying of swords in battle during the 20th centuryEdit
As early as the Boer War, British Army officers were ordered not to carry their swords in battle because it made them an obvious target. Doubtless, some continued to do so, and there is a famous photograph of a British officer carrying his sword on a D-Day beach. However, stating that this occurred frequently simply isn’t correct. Humphrey Tribble (talk) 08:09, 15 September 2021 (UTC)