Download Originally published in German in under the title Der totale Widerstand: Eine Kleinkriegsanleitung für Jedermann (‘Total Resistance: A. Der Berner Major Hans von Dach verfasste das Buch «Der Fieberhaft beschäftigte er sich mit Strategie, Taktik und Gefechtstechnik.
Retrieved 26 July Nonetheless, the book gefechtsyechnik part of the curriculum of the Swiss Army Military Academy at the ETH Zurich as one of the “classics of the history of strategy and the theory of war. The book is a manual for irregular warfare against an occupying force, intended to be used by civilians rather than by soldiers.
Ausdruck dieses Denkens wehreifriger Eidgenossen war der Kauf der Mirage-Kampfflugzeuge, der Mitte der sechziger Jahre in einem finanziellen und politischen Desaster endete.
Mit heroischem Ernst, Akribie und der Anschaulichkeit von Zeichnungen werden dessen Eckpunkte geschildert: The other volumes describe the manufacture and use of basic weapons: In the Soviet Union, the book was derided as “nonsense” in a newspaper article. When the Swiss Army did establish a secret stay-behind organization, Pin the s, it was conceived as a top-down, cadre-led structure rather than the broad, decentralized civilian resistance movement envisioned by von Dach.
In his private life, von Dach was engaged in social work for the homeless as a member of the Salvation Army. It presumes a form of irregular resistance involving no arms heavier than light infantry arms: He was the author of the influential seven-volume guerrilla warfare manual Total Resistance Der totale Widerstand: The topics covered in the first volume include: This page was last edited on 6 Julyat He did enjoy tacit support for his authorial work by his military superiors, because the implicit threat of a sustained defensive guerrilla warfare effort represented by his writings was considered to contribute to the overarching Swiss defence strategy of deterrence dissuasion.
Eine bereits gedruckte Probeauflage liess man wieder geefchtstechnik. A Guerrilla Warfare Gefechtstevhnik for Everyone” is a guerilla warfare manual.
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This page was last edited on 29 Octoberat Swiss military officers Guerrilla warfare theorists births deaths. This may have been to make it easier for the army to disclaim responsibility for his writings, which were criticized as advocating conduct that violated the laws of war.
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Selbst aus exotischen Destinationen gingen beim Bund Anfragen ein. Cover of the 3rd German language edition While popular in the militia officer corps, the book was not well received by senior Army leaders, who favored a defence policy based on conventional combined-arms and mechanized warfare rather than irregular warfare.
Privat soll sich der Familienvater und Hundehalter aber auch anderem gewidmet haben: Archived from the original PDF on 24 March In addition to Total Resistancevon Dach authored more than a hundred publications about tactics,  including army manuals, defence journal articles and books, such as Gefechtstechnik “Combat technique”, various editions from toKampfbeispiele “Combat examples”, and Kampfverfahren der Verteidigung “Defensive combat techniques”, Total Resistance Cover of the 3rd German language edition The book soon found unexpected success abroad.
Vorstellungen und Vorbereitungen der Schweiz im Ihr NZZ-Konto ist aktiviert. Hans von Dach —  was a Swiss military theorist.
Viele seiner Arbeiten illustrierte der begabte Zeichner selbst. According to Swiss and European police reports of the time, it was widely disseminated in left-wing extremist circles, and its tactics were used gefechtstechink bomb attacks in Southern Tyrol, New York and Frankfurt, as well as in unrests in Paris. Alarmierende Signale waren auch aus dem Ausland zu vernehmen.
A gifted draftsman, he illustrated many of his own works. Total Resistance became notably popular as an instruction manual for several left-wing terror groups active in the s and 70s. Inthe Chief of the General Staff vetoed the publication of Total Resistance as an army manual, partly because of concerns that it advocated conduct that violated the laws of war. SinceDer totale Widerstand has been the only Swiss book whose distribution is restricted in Germany because it is indexed by the Federal Department for Media Harmful to Young Persons as “conducive to confusing the social ethics of children and young people, and to promote their inclination to violence”.
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