- File Size: 104 KB
- Print Length: 38 pages
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- Publication Date: May 16, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0083ZWTX0
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So you cheapwads out there like myself... it's short and fun, if you're in the mood. It appears to be a WWII-vintage text, pre-D-Day, very likely written for a UK-educated citizens (the use of the word "charwoman" was my clue). It's a kind of generalized "how-to" manual for sabotage of enemy infrastructure, general enough to be applicable almost anywhere/when, but with enough specifics to be useful (for example, sugar will wreck an internal combustion engine, but honey and molasses work too).
Particularly intriguing to me weren't the technical suggestions (those were good too), but the social ones. Throughout the work, the would-be saboteur is encouraged to slack invisibly wherever possible, to make use of things like deliberate poor maintenance and insisting on micromanagement. Especially funny was the part advising workers to form and/or join as many committees as possible, as they present great opportunities to use bureaucracy against itself.
For all you younger people who are worried about future job prospects and such, I'd avoid getting this book as it might cause the FBI to think that you're an incipient terrorist. For the rest of you, this is a guide to relatively safe things that a subject populace can do sabotage an occupying force. It was published during WWII by the US Office of Strategic Services (the OSS, the forerunner of the CIA).
In fact, reading the section on "Specific Suggestions for Simple Sabatage" included creating havoc for the occupiers such as setting fires to buildings using materials already found there-piles of oily rags, fuel storage tanks, etc.
It was the section on interfering in the workplace that got my attention. Some of the tactics include running all new ideas "through the channels," making long-winded speeches at every meeting, haggling over precise wording in meeting minutes, demanding written orders from supervisors and "misunderstanding" directions. Then it occurred to me that my fellow workers must be hardened preppers and survivalists who believe the end really is near.
Except for the references to dated technology and lack of helpful Sabatage hints for the latest technology- like computers and networks (it was written 70 years ago after all)- this is a great book to get your thinker started, just in case.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Seems like some of the stuff that happened in high school to me?Published 29 days ago by Amazon Customer
I learned a lot. Like looking back into history. If you're into this kind of a deal as much as I am, go for it!Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
It's a nice historical piece, but not much of it would be useful on a practical level unless you live in an occupied nation... in the early to mid 20th century.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Where do these titles come from on my list. I delete and it c comes backPublished 2 months ago by Steve L.
Just read this book, written by our government in the 40's, filled with dozens of ideas for Simple Sabotage.Published 2 months ago by Jay
Oldie but a goodie. Written in WWII for the clandestine services it gives simple instructions for causing problems to the Nazi state.Published 2 months ago by Sanddog Sailor
Awesome book, best are sections on office work. Seems like a recipe for everyday life in any bureaucracy.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer