He was only a few paces away, facing me. He had a riﬂe and bayonet and I had a light machine-gun. I pressed the trigger but found I’d got no ammunition left. As he came towards me, I realised that it was either me or him. I was an unarmed combat instructor and knew I could go hand-to—hand against anybody with a riﬂe and bayonet. I therefore let him come and I crashed the gun straight into his face.