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SOE the Art of Guerrilla Warfare - Gubbins

SOE the Art of Guerrilla Warfare - Gubbins

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THEAR·TOF
GUE.RILLA
WARFAR~.
Genera'
Principles.Object.
I-The,object
of
gue-riUa;
wal'fn.t's
is
toharasst.he
enemyin
t"'\I~ty
wav
pussihlewithinullthot~r.rir..(wy
tw
holds
to
suchan
extent
l-bntheis
eventuallyincapable
either
of
embarking
ona
\V
IU,
orofcon
(,j
nuingone
that
muynlr'f"ndyha
Vl'
commcn
c.~!~fL
Thesphereofact.ionsbouldincludehis
horne
country,
andalso.ince
rtu
incircumstances,suchneutral
('ollHt.riC"s
as
lu~
uses
a1S~l
sourcenf
~upplr.
Thisobject.isachieved
by
cornpelling
dl(:'
enemy
10
disperse
his
forces
in
orcl('r·to
gunrd
bis
fl.n,uks,
his
('(lIH~
ruunica
t.i
ons,hisd
etachmen
ts,
SU1JP
lydepots,
etc._.
agf.t.inst
the
attacksofgucrtllas,.andt-hussotoweakenhismainarmlesthil
t
the
conduct
ofncampaign
L(,COU1CS
imposaihle,
2.
Therearethreematn
t~·Jles
ofguerilla
warfan~;-
(4)
Thea.c.t.ivltiesof
iudividuala,
OJ·
of
slUaU
groups
working
bJ~steah.hon
acts
ofsa-botage.
(h)Thoaction
or
largergroupsworking
~6
abandundera
nominatedleader,andemployingmilitary
UL'otlc$.
""Ca.~lOflS
atc.,to
Ai>Slst
in.~heachrevementofthe-irobject.
which
is
usually
of
a,
des~I'U(..ive
nature,
.(c)Th-e
op(!-1'"at.idnl5
of
large
guerifla
fOI'celS~
whose'
Nt,rengUl'
necessitetes
n.
certain
degreeofmilitary
organizntionin
ordertosecuretheir
enhesion
andtomake
[Ul{l
CCUTY
out
effeotiveJy
a
plan
01
campaign.3.Thetypeof
guerjlln,warfar-e
thatcanIH'
carr
iedout
in
snv
particular
fe'}Tltory
isdr.p('n·d~'n
t
onth~localcondirionsat.
t
h
C'
time,asexplained
later.
The
gT(,';Rter,
howeve
r.
should
a
lways
i
elud('
thE']
css-i,
e.,
where
circumstn
ncesnre
In
\"'0U1'3
hIf"tot
IH~
employment.of]arge~(]erilla
forces,
ttl"PJ'
\'drl
nJsn
pt~l'mit"
tho
actionnf
·pru1t;ha.n
bands
and
of
sabotA:nns.
W'h~r~
oonditjona
are
unsuitable
tolargescale
npera.tions.theaction
of
partisan
hands
shouldbe
supported
by
that
·of
snboteurs,
4.The'cu1min.o.tmg~t8.ge
or
guerillawarfareshould
alwavshe
to
pl'nd"1l0(;"
'in
tht'-:
fieldhtl"ge
formationsof
guerillas.
well-armed
andwell-trained,
which
areabletotnkf"adirectpart
in
the
fight-
ing
by
·ft.tt;L(".ks.
on
suitable
hostile
fOl'mations
and
obirets
in
direct,
conjunct.ion
withthe
opera.tions
of
theregulartroops.
It
mny
,,,·ell
he.
however,
·1h{tt"
inthe
l~ud~·
Uuys
uf
the
war,
guurilla
activities'must,
owmg
to
thoenemy's
stl'eng-t-h
and
toJnck
(1f
s
tI
PP(ll·t
of
t,hft
localpopu]ri.,tion,beliIrlited
toacts
o-f
8Q.I'Qt.H.~('.
 
As
the·warpi'Ogr.p.ss$~:o;nd·8<:8;fte
ene.~·'8
hold
beginsto.
we!80·k~
owing
t,O'
$u(loo'$S£"l.
s~b,o;ta.8e)
'to
Wal"
·'v.eatiu8SS
of·the·
eri~rp·Y'·£f
troops,and
·at
the.
·mh~bJtants
,cease
t.ob~:
overawed,nonditdons
vrillbeeomeripe
for
the
forma.:(ilon
of
pal'lilS'aD.
bsnds,
These
bands
wil~}
Iil:t
i
tA~
co~~·~en:ten~Jac~...
8ingly
01'
ill
sman
10{!ru
concetitratiCi·:rlB!.'
·BY
·.t~·eira.ud.li.cIty
ffii~r
·~ppahlDt.~-
rnunityfromhostilecounter-measures
they
muautIl'en~antheflameofrevoltuntileireurnstancea
become
favourabls
for
the·
1.)1$lu~a.tion
of
la.f~e
~~.oupa.
.of.
bands,~o"t'~ing.
un4"er.
c~t]'alleadershipon
a.
semi-military
bSI:U!,
nec.eSSltatmg
ocnaideeahledezree
Qf
c(}-ordin~tion.as.regardsarrangements
lorsupplies
I
munitions,collectionofmilitaryintelligence,etc.
5~
·There·
a.r~~
two.main
points
in
t;hi~connection
to
bearin
mind;-
T
(J
obtainthemaximum
effect
from
guerilla
w:;lol'Care
it
is
necessary
to
wake
use
tit
aJithreetypes.'
Thel'e"fore,
a
l'nefulstudy
must
bemadeas
earlyas
possibleof
the
tGITitpl'i~
s(r"orv;letned.
:1;0
.'l,.f;:
todetenll
illl~tOl"
whatmethods
of
warfareeach.territoryis
suited}
~~nd
to
makethe
nee-
E'::;
AA
l'Y
]l
reparationsinA.
d
vance.
It
isanextrav
ugan
t.
W3,
~teofeffort,and
cpportun
ity
iff
for
example!
in
anarea
~Hlt.e:d
for
large
scaleguerillaoperations,
a.ctivit.i··cs
are,forwantufprupa.mthmamlforetb(Jught,limitedto.theunco-ordinatedaetionsnfparcisunbandsand
aabolcm's.
Further,
it
tnusf
heremembered
that
the
enemy-willinsbi-urtecounter-measuresassoonaeguerilla
a.ctivities
'againsthim
commF!nc~_
If
the!leacthT.ltl~!j,areorl".a.
small
seale,
it
mayhe
f1?'htiyelyeasyforhimnotonlytoanppresathem
.temp{lrarily,
but
,f
I
W.',
by
that
Gct-ion!
to
prevent
theirresuscitation
one-ither
tha.t
nrc1..
largerscale.
It.
hasbe-enshown
countless
times
inhis·tory
thatwherefirmenemy
actionhas.
beentakenin
bimeagainst
~!"!'!aJlbeginnings,euch
acbionh~·5
alwlLY~
rneb
.wi:th
~UCc.C·8·a.
To
counterthis,tberc·fore,
it
isagain
important
th~t.
the
commence..
1HE'rJof
~"uerilL1.
operations
should
l:J.(l:
Or')
the:
highest
a.nd
widest
scale
thattheareuconcerned.
will
permit.Thetwoargumentsaboveoverwhelmingly.support.this
policy.
(b}The
aeennd
pointto
be
noted
is
th&theorgsniaation
Qt·
gtleril1aBmustnot
beof_
a
higherdegr,ee..
tAw·
-circ~m-
stanees.
will,:with
reasonable.
safety•..
and·$
view
to
.e.ffi-
oiency
t
pet'llli.t.
.Thefactorof
I'
.s.a.fety
H
concerns
possibleenemy
-eounter-
Rctll}.n;
the
cio;Q.er
andhigher
the
ol'go.nU:~tiQn.t
theDi·rito·
e.u.~ly
can
it
be
broken
\1p--
and
become.inefil"..ctive;
Itis
valu~1e$6
and
dangerolls
pr.ematur.cly·
to
orJ~a.nize
partisan
bands,
:&U~ing
Inde-fl.e.ndentlyas
tbey
normallysh-ould.;··into:
-pla.toohs~:
eompenies,
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