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Robert M. Galford

These WWII Resistance Techniques Act as Modern-Day Sabotage In the Workplace

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At the height of World War II, the American Office of Strategic Services, or OSS—the forbearer of the modern CIA—published a handbook for resistance fighters operating behind enemy lines. The Simple Sabotage Field Manual instructed Allied supporters on how to slow down the Axis machine from within. Slashing tires, stopping up fuel lines, starting fires, shorting out electrical systems and damaging machine parts were all little things that resistance operatives were urged to do. By themselves, these actions didn’t add up to much, but the cumulative effect, it was hoped, would greatly hinder the Axis’s march across Europe. The manual was intended to inflict death by a thousand cuts to the enemy. Also within the manual was a list of…

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