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Total Resistance

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This is a legendary work by the famed Swiss expert on guerrilla warfare, Major H. von Dach. Survivalists have rediscovered this important study on resistance and underground operations, some making it the keystone of their libraries. Well-written and illustrated with easy-to-understand drawings, Total Resistance analyzes and overviews the techniques needed to overcome an i ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published July 1st 1992 by Paladin Press (first published July 1957)
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meh, like the other reviewers will say its very dated. The author also makes a lot of assumptions on what an invading force would do once in power such as infiltrating and dissolving the church when many oppressive governments have made the church a puppet such as nazi germany and present day russia.
Mar 28, 2011 Ryan rated it liked it
Shelves: shtf
Dated but still worth the time. The ideas on cells and cell creation were interesting. Needs an update to account for technological progress but at the core, its still valid information.
Jan 08, 2017 Megan rated it really liked it
Read for the Book Riot Read Harder 2017 challenge: Read a book about war.

This is a great manual for guerellia warfare written by the Swiss about how to act if you should find your country occupied by the Nazis. What I particularly like is that it acknowledges that not everyone can be awesome guerrilla warriors and dedicates a chapter to passive resistance. If you've worked much in an office, you'll recognize a lot of it and see how you can be the most passive aggressive person you can be.
Aug 18, 2015 Pete rated it liked it
I have heard of, and planned to read. this book for a long time. As other reviewers have said, it is very dated and full of assumptions, but enjoyable none the less. If you want to defeat an invasion of Switzerland in 1960 though, it is a must read!
Pat Schakelvoort
Oct 24, 2009 Pat Schakelvoort rated it really liked it
Shelves: deutsch
Written during the era of cold war paranoia. So a bit outdated but still a nice read and a mustread for any Swiss guerilla.
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Good info but very dated.
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