Helibrunn, Otto.


1st ed., 1962. 199 pp., 4 maps. D.j., 22 x 14cm. Nr.FINE. In the Second World War guerrillas were never decisively beaten by regular armies, and they had almost become invested with the nimbus of invincibility until Great Britain beat guerrillas in Malaya, Kenya and Cyprus. Did Britain, then, discover the secret of anti-partisan warfare? Can general rules be devised for the successful conduct of such warfare or are there specific tactics applicable to each theatre of war? What is the proper function of the air force? Can the anti-guerillas shorten the duration of the prolonged partisan wars? This book was the first systematic study of partisan war, setting out to answer these questions and drawing lessons from the fighting in Soviet Russia and China as well as in the countries listed above.

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