Guerrilla Warfare Guide
Interest in the book appeared after a terrific story by one Tallinn about the military doctrine of Estonia and how NATO forces teach them to lead in the forests of this country with a likely adversary.
The main operational objective of the guerrilla war is to continue resistance in areas of the country occupied by the enemy.
For weak or defeated states, guerrilla warfare in some cases may be more important than the armed struggle of their regular armies.
In the face of the threat of a general war with enormous human and material losses, it becomes necessary to solve the problems of guerrilla warfare.
It can be assumed that in such a war we will be forced to cede to the enemy a large part of the country's territory, and possibly the entire territory. The army may be defeated, however, even in this case, a considerable part of it will be able to provide the enemy with long-term stubborn resistance in the Alps.
A significant part of the army and civilians 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 patiently wait for their release or continue armed resistance using all available forces and means.
It cannot be ruled out that, given the great freedom of the population and the ruthlessness of the probable enemy, 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 Switzerland has become an arena of hostilities. Superior enemy forces invaded its territory. Some parts of the Swiss army managed to get out of the attack of the aggressor and avoid defeat. They retained combat effectiveness, weapons, military equipment and are determined to continue the armed struggle, to resist to the last forces. But the question arises: how?
Let's say that the enemy captured the city. What should a worker, employee, civil servant, housewife, and especially army personnel, do in this situation? Probably, seeing all hopelessness of resistance, he will drop his weapon and will dutifully wait for a decision of his future fate or go to serve the enemy. There are a lot of questions, but where can I find answers to them? One thing is clear: the enemy is merciless, without hesitation, he will destroy (if it suits his interests) tens, hundreds, thousands of people. Prisoners expect deportation, hard labor or death. The same fate may befall the worker, employee and housewife. The experience of history teaches that the enemy can begin the mass destruction of the vanquished at any time.
What to do if the enemy occupied the country? Defend yourself to the last. The entire population of Switzerland must resist. The enemy in the occupied territory should not feel calm. We must harm him wherever possible.
The purpose of this guide is to prepare the population for armed struggle in case of occupation of the country.
During the war, organized armed resistance will mainly be provided by the army. Our responsibility is to do everything necessary to maintain its combat effectiveness. This should be well understood by the entire population of the country.
For the organization and management of armed resistance in the occupied territory, appropriate governing bodies are needed.