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Encyclopedia of Guerrilla Warfare

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Published by ABC-Clio .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Irregular or guerrilla forces & warfare,
  • Reference works,
  • 20th century,
  • c 1700 to c 1800,
  • c 1800 to c 1900,
  • Military,
  • Children"s Books/Young Adult Misc. Nonfiction,
  • Military - Strategy,
  • Guerrilla warfare,
  • Encyclopedias

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages303
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8746798M
    ISBN 101576071898
    ISBN 109781576071892

    It dealt with known invariables, fixed conditions, space and time, inorganic things like hills and climates and railways, with mankind in type-masses too great for individual variety, with all artificial aids, and the extensions given our faculties by mechanical invention. Warfare on Unfavorable Ground[ edit ] On the other hand, guerrilla operation on unfavorable ground—such as plains and developed areas—requires certain adjustments in tactics. This attack need be only nominal, directed not against his men, but against his materials: so it should not seek for his main strength or his weaknesses, but for his most accessible material. Guerrilla Warfare in Virginia during the Civil War. In this sense, they respect the rights of innocent civilians by refraining from targeting them.

    Scholarship Theorists of counter-insurgency warfare have written extensively on the subject since the s and s but as early as the s the third Marques of Santa Cruz de Marcenado — wrote that insurgencies were often the result of state failure and that the goal of those fighting the insurgents should be to seek the people's "heart and love". It must have a sophisticated alien enemy, in the form of a disciplined army of occupation too small to fulfil the doctrine of acreage: too few to adjust number to space, in order to dominate the whole area effectively from fortified posts. Guerrilla Warfare in Virginia during the Civil War. Here is the thesis: Rebellion must have an unassailable base, something guarded not merely from attack, but from the fear of it: such a base as the Arab revolt had in the Red Sea ports, the desert, or in the minds of men converted to its creed. There have been many armies enlisted voluntarily: there have been few armies serving voluntarily under such trying conditions, for so long a war as the Arab revolt. For the first time in history, tunnel warfare was utilized alongside modern guerilla tactics which caused considerable damage and annoyance to both of the invading armies in Morocco.

    The guerrilla prizes mobility, secrecy, and surprise, organizing in small units and taking advantage of terrain that is difficult for larger units to use. Camels provided transport. This means that he must be personally convinced that his enemy upholds an oppressive and unjust society, which must be overthrown through revolution. Thence they began to advance down the main western road from Medina to Mecca, a distance of about miles. So Pazhassi was 1st King used this warfare practically and it was a huge success.


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Encyclopedia of Guerrilla Warfare book

The necessary speed and range were attained by the frugality of the desert men, and their efficiency on camels.

A casual calculation indicated perhapssquare miles. Sabotage[ edit ] Sabotage, again distinguished from terrorism, is an important adjunct activity in war, alongside direct combat. While many battles of the American Revolution were fought between conventional armies, civilian American patriots often used guerrilla tactics to disrupt the activities of the larger, better-equipped British Army.

Soldiers are made a caste either by being given great pay and rewards in money, uniform or political privileges; or, as in England, by being made outcasts, cut off from the mass of their fellow-citizens. The Arabs had nothing material to lose, so they were to defend nothing and to shoot nothing.

The discontented are usually extremists who may take their followers and splinter from the main group in order to continue their own war. The law becomes the model for a Confederate bill passed a few weeks later. Consequently the cue should be to destroy not the army but the materials.

For the first time in history, tunnel warfare was utilized alongside modern guerilla tactics which caused considerable damage and annoyance to both of the invading armies in Morocco. On the march to Damascus, when nearly miles off their base, they were first maintained by a baggage train of petrol-laden camels, and afterwards from the air.

The Arab Revolt began in June,with an attack by the half-armed and inexperienced tribesmen upon the Turkish garrisons in Medina and about Mecca. The Moroccan national hero Mohamed ben Abdelkrim el-Khattabi, along with his father, unified the Moroccan tribes under their control and took arms and resistance against the Spanish and French invaders of the early 20th century.

Again, women make particularly good spies for this sort of intelligence gathering. The imperialist method can be divided into direct and indirect methods. The invention of bully-beef had modified land-war more profoundly than the invention of gunpowder. Counter-insurgency may be armed suppression of a rebellion, coupled with tactics such as " hearts and minds " designed to fracture the links between the insurgency and the population in which the insurgents move.

Indirect assault against guerrillas is through psychological operations conveyed through all existing means of communication: air drops of propaganda leaflets, books, pamphlets, etc. Translator Samuel B. Guerrillas are formed from the mass of the population, something that was lucidly recognized by Mao in his organizational structure, establishing a command structure from the bottom up.

It also means that he must be an effective communicator with the peasantry, for whom he fights and upon whom he relies for support. The Yugoslav Communist lead Partisans were among the most successful of all communist lead guerrilla movements, having liberated almost all of Yugoslavia prior to the German surrender in While the primary concern of guerrillas is the enemy's active military units, terrorists largely are concerned with non-military agents and target mostly civilians.

Themes[ edit ] Guerrilla Warfare is a manual for left-wing insurgency which draws upon Guevara's experience in the Cuban Revolution. Why then do guerrilla leaders condone criminal terrorism?

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But this is never. Cars are magnificent fighting machines, and decisive whenever they can come into action on their own conditions. The very nature of terrorism is opposite of popular support; such is the reason why it is reverted to by degenerate and isolated soldiers.

Units operating on such ground must have even higher mobility, and consequently their size should not exceed fifteen people. Irregular warfare, based on elements later characteristic of modern guerrilla warfare, has existed throughout the battles of many ancient civilizations.

In the Turkish Army materials were scarce and precious, men more plentiful than equipment. In this sense, they respect the rights of innocent civilians by refraining from targeting them.

The deeper the discipline, the lower the individual efficiency, and the more sure the performance."Encyclopedia of Guerrilla Warfare" covers the history of this topic from the late 18th century to the present, including topics such as wars, revolts, conflicts, movements, leaders, strategies, and concepts.

For an editor of the Encyclopædia Britannica, it must have been a small triumph to persuade T.E. Lawrence, better known as Lawrence of Arabia (–), to contribute an article on guerrilla warfare to the 14th edition ().

He was one of Britannica’s writers who were also legends. Books shelved as guerrilla-warfare: The Accidental Guerrilla: Fighting Small Wars in the Midst of a Big One by David Kilcullen, Learning to Eat Soup with Home My Books. Buy Encyclopedia of Guerrilla Warfare by Ian F.

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Beckett (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible atlasbowling.com: Ian F. W. Beckett. Guerrilla warfare is a war tactic in which people (Spanish: guerrilleros) fight against an organized army. Guerrilla warfare is sometimes practiced in places where a regular army has difficulty, such as forests and mountains.

Usually, this army is invading a territory. Guerrilla is a word of Spanish origin. It means "little war". Apr 01,  · Encyclopedia of Guerrilla Warfare by Ian F.

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