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Guerrilla Warfare Guide

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Руководство по ведению партизанской войны

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The main operational goal of the guerrilla war is to continue resistance in the areas of the country occupied by the enemy.

For weak or defeated states, guerilla warfare may in some cases be more important than the armed struggle of their regular armies.

In the conditions of the existence of the threat of a general war with huge human and material losses, it becomes necessary to solve the issues of guerrilla warfare.

It can be assumed that in such a war we will be forced to concede to the enemy a large part of the country's territory, and possibly the whole territory. The army may be defeated, however, in this case, a considerable part of it will be able to render the enemy a long, stubborn resistance in the Alps.

A significant part of the army and civilian personnel will be forced to survive the occupation of the country. In this regard, the question arises whether they can be loyal to the new government and wait patiently for their release, or continue armed resistance using all available forces and means.

It cannot be ruled out that with a great love of the people and the ruthlessness of the likely adversary, sooner or later clashes will arise between the occupying power and the vanquished. Based on this, it is necessary to constantly develop and improve the tactics of guerrilla warfare.

Suppose that Switzerland has become an arena of hostilities. Superior enemy forces invaded its territory. Some parts of the Swiss army managed to get out from under the attack of the aggressor and avoid defeat. They have retained combat capability, weapons, military equipment and are determined to continue the armed struggle, to resist to the last forces. But the question arises: how?

Assume that the enemy captured the city. What should a worker, an employee, a civil servant, a housewife and, especially, army personnel have to do in this situation? Probably, seeing any hopelessness of resistance, he will drop his weapon and will humbly await the decision of his future fate or go to the service of the enemy. There are a lot of questions, but where to find the answers? One thing is clear: the enemy is merciless, he will, without hesitation, destroy (if it is in his interests) dozens, hundreds, thousands of people. Prisoners are awaiting deportation, hard labor or death. The same fate can befall the worker, the employee and the housewife. The experience of history teaches that the enemy can at any time begin the mass destruction of the vanquished.

What to do if the enemy occupied the country? To defend to the last. The entire population of Switzerland must resist. The enemy in the occupied territory should not feel calm. We must damage it wherever possible.

The purpose of this guide is to prepare the population for armed struggle in the event of occupation of the country.

During the war, organized armed resistance will mainly be provided by the army. Our duty is to do everything necessary to preserve its combat capability. This should be well understood by the entire population of the country.

To organize and manage armed resistance in the occupied territory, appropriate governing bodies are needed.

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