My father was a veteran of the 1940 and 1941 campaigns. He had the luck to receive peacetime training in the German Wehrmacht before going to war. Once he demonstrated me how to use the 98K rifle and the bayonet storming an enemy entrenchment. First shot - fired from the shoulder - then reloaded - second shot - fired from the hip - then a thrust with the bayonet and the third enemy impaled. When I asked im if he ever used the bayonet he told me that he did it only once. Most soldiers avoided to come so close to the enemy and preferred to shoot.