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On Guerrilla Warfare byMao Tse-Tung
ORGANIZATION OF AN
TABLE OF ORGANIZATION,
|Message Section Chief||1|
|Administrative Section Chief||1||Rifle|
|Medical Section Chief||1|
|First Aid and Nursing||4|
|Intelligence Section Chief||1||Rifle|
|Nine Squads (8 each )||72||Rifle|
|TOTAL||122||3 Pistols 98 Rifles|
1. Each squad consists of from 9 to 11 men. In case men or arms are not sufficient, the third platoon may be dispensed with or one squad organized as company headquarters.
2. The mobile propaganda unit consists of members of the Company who are not relieved of primary duties except to carry out propaganda when they are not fighting.
3. If there is insufficient personnel, the medical section is not separately organized. If there are only two or three medical personnel, they may be attached to the administrative section.
4. If there is no barber, it is unimportant. If there is an insufficient number of cooks, any member of the company may be designated to prepare food.
5. Each combatant soldier should be armed with the rifle. If there are not enough rifles, each squad should have two or three. Shotguns, lances, and big swords can also be furnished. The distribution of rifles does not have to be equalized in platoons . As different missions are assigned to platoons, it may be necessary to give one platoon more riffles than the others.
6. The strength of a company should at the most be 180, divided into 12 squads of 11 men each. The minimum strength of a company should be 82 men, divided into 6 squads of 9 men each.
1. Total headquarters of an independent guerrilla battalion may vary from a minimum of 46 to a maximum of 110.
2. When there are 4 companies to a battalion, regimental organization should be used.
3. Machine-gun squads may be heavy or light. A light machine-gun squad has from 5 to 7 men. A heavy machine-gun squad has from 7 to 9 men.
4. The intelligence section is organized in from 2 to 4 squads, at least one of which is made up of plain-clothed men. If horses are available, one squad should be mounted.
5. If no men are available for stretcher-bearers, omit them and use the cooks or ask aid from the people.
6. Each company must have at least 25 rifles. The remaining weapons may be fowling -pieces, etc., big swords, or locally made shotguns.
|Machine-gun Section||As Available||As Available|
|Total, Headquarters||75||34 Pistols|
(122 each )
1. See Tables 1 and 2 for company and battalion organization.
2. Battalions and companies have no transport sections.
3. The hand weapon may be either revolver or pistol. Of these, each regiment should have more than 100.
|Chief of Stuff||1||Pistol|
|Chief of Section||1||Pistol|
|Chief of Section||1|
|Total, Regimental Headquarters||137||60 Pistols|
(441 each )