The scripts

The written scripts for the two films on the Gutter Fighting DVD, The Fighting Knife and Unarmed, provided the text used for the English subtitles for both films.

The assumption was made that the film footage and the written scripts represent what Fairbairn was attempting to communicate about his approach to these aspects of close combat.

The two films, combined with their written scripts, give contemporary researchers a clear insight into Fairbairn's use of the knife in combat and his strategies and repertoire for fighting unarmed.

In several places each film varied from its respective script. As a result both the choice of text for, and the placement of, the English subtitles are quite rightly open to debate.

The written scripts for both films are available through the links below.

The Fighting Knife script
Unarmed script