Sabotage
(501 words)

Sabotage

(French: sabot, wooden shoe) This expression refers to actions committed with the intention of weakening the resolve of a state. Sabotage may be further categorized into acts perpetrated by members of foreign powers, such as agents and prisoners of war, versus acts by individuals against their own nation. In the World War, sabotage was mainly committed by foreign agents. As a rule intelligence agents were responsible for the planning and execution of sabotage acts. Included under the head…

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Bavendamm, Gundula, “Sabotage”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 19 October 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0513>
First published online: 2015



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