Hans von Dach
Swiss Army major
Major is a rank of commissioned officer, with corresponding ranks existing in almost every military in the world.When used unhyphenated, in conjunction with no other indicator of rank, the term refers to the rank just senior to that of an Army captain and just below the rank of lieutenant colonel. ...

 Hans von Dach is the author of several army manuals, including the seminal stay-behind
In a stay-behind operation, a country places secret operatives or organisations in its own territory, for use in the event that the territory is overrun by an enemy. If this occurs, the operatives would then form the basis of a resistance movement, or would act as spies from behind enemy lines...

 warfare book Der totale Widerstand: Eine Kleinkriegsanleitung für Jedermann (Total Resistance: A Guerrilla War Manual for Everyone), which first appeared 1957. It is now available as an English translation under the title Total Resistance
Total Resistance (book)
Total Resistance is an official Swiss manual for resistance to enemy occupation of Switzerland that was issued in 1957-1958....


Other works of von Dach are titled Gefechtstechnik ("Combat technique", various editions from 1958 to 1957), Kampfbeispiele ("Examples of Combat", 1977) and Kampfverfahren der Verteidigung ("Combat procedures of the Defense", 1959).

A sequel
A sequel is a narrative, documental, or other work of literature, film, theatre, or music that continues the story of or expands upon issues presented in some previous work...

 to von Dach's seminal work, titled Der Totale Widerstand II, Chemische Kampfstoffe (Total Resistance II: Chemical Weapons), appears to exist. It promises instruction about "Chemische Kampfstoffe für Widerstandskämpfer. Herstellung unter einer Besatzungsmacht mit einfachsten Mitteln im Küchenlabor" (Chemical weapons for resistance fighter
Resistance movement
A resistance movement is a group or collection of individual groups, dedicated to opposing an invader in an occupied country or the government of a sovereign state. It may seek to achieve its objects through either the use of nonviolent resistance or the use of armed force...

s. Production during occupation
Military occupation
Military occupation occurs when the control and authority over a territory passes to a hostile army. The territory then becomes occupied territory.-Military occupation and the laws of war:...

with the simplest of means in a kitchen laboratory).

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