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3.94  ·  Rating details ·  124 ratings  ·  9 reviews
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 1957)
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Jan 08, 2017 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.
Mar 28, 2011 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.
Luke Fowler
Apr 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
As others have said, much of the information is quite dated (massive focus on railways and telephone lines) but the specificity was refreshing and I think the later makes any book vulnerable to the former. The other minor annoyance was that it was obviously written with only one very specific enemy in mind, but while this does define the assumptions made I thought it was fairly easy to separate what would be universally applicable from what wasn't.

Even writing off the majority of the dated info
Hanna Kuzyo
Aug 19, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: war, ukraine
Практичний посібник з ведення партизанської війни. Цікаво переглянути, але весь перечитувати немає змісту, якщо ви не навчаєтеся у військовій академії
Aug 18, 2015 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!
Mar 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Давно відомі факти ще з історії УПА, але про неї автор незгадує.
Pat Schakelvoort
Oct 24, 2009 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.
Keith Herlihy
Mar 27, 2014 rated it liked it
Good info but very dated.
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