April 23, 2014 at 7:19 pm #3876MaxKeymaster
Here is a recommended reading list. All can be acquired from Paladin Press:
‘Total Resistance’ by Major H. von Dach (ISBN 978-0-87364-021-3) This is Swiss in origin. Switzerland is a modern, western-style country with modern infrastructure (as opposed to, say, Afghanistan or Africa). This is a thorough work on how everybody, no matter where, can contribute to liberating one’s homeland. This was written in 1965, so modern technology is given good attention.
‘Handbook of Volunteers of the Irish Republican Army’ (978-1-58160-570-9) Love them or hate them, the IRA’s methods are undeniably efficient. Ireland was occupied for centuries, with waves of foreigners colonizing its shores and making population support iffy. In addition, the Irish had very few resources to work with. A short, easy work that can be read in one day and cuts to the fundamentals.
‘150 Questions for a guerrilla’ by General Alberto Bayo (978-0-87364-022-0) This is a small book, easy read, written by the man who trained Fidel Castro. Although it uses a lot of communist-esque rhetoric, and doesn’t like religion, this man understood guerrilla warfare. Sample questions include: what tasks can be performed by both sexes? How many miles must a guerrilla be able to march in one day?
‘The Partisan’s Companion’ Translated by Paul J. Schmitt (978-1-58160-463-4) This is a translation of a small, pocket-sized pamphlet printed in the Soviet Union as German tanks drew near Moscow in Autumn 1941. This is a moderate-sized work on how ordinary citizens with little military training can help the war effort, both as combatants and noncombatants. Once again, Soviet/communist, but a very good read. Just ignore the prologue.
The guerrilla gets a lot of attention (deservedly), but he needs the partisans. The partisans are the farmers who support him economically. The partisans are the ones who work to provide for their families and don’t cooperate t=with the occupiers. The partisans are the underground, the average joes, the informants. The partisans are the part-time fighters who fight once a month, like the army reserve.April 23, 2014 at 7:26 pm #3878SethParticipant
Mosby has a “Proffesional Reading” page. Under the tool bar. All useful.
I have high-functioning awesometism.April 23, 2014 at 9:18 pm #3890D CloseModerator
I also like Joseph P. Martino’s “Resistance to Tyranny.” I’ve noticed an increased dislike of Che Guevara’s “Guerrilla Warfare”. I happen to think he is spot on mostly. Mao gets most of the praise these days, however he was fighting a war against a foreign occupying force that has a slightly different flavor.
The only easy day was yesterdayApril 23, 2014 at 9:27 pm #3891CWParticipant
“David’s toolkit: A citizen’s guide to taking out big brother’s heavy weapons” by Ragnar Benson
“The bear went over the mountain: Soviet combat tactics in Afghanistan” by Lester W. Grau
These may be of interest as well.
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