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As a World War II buff, I was "weaned" on Shirer. But there is one glaring limitation to his book, and that is, it is "Eurocentric." And specifically "Germanocentric." There are barely references to Italian campaigns in North Africa, never mind Japanese campaigns in the Far East. It seems like the book was written through German eyes (Shirer was based in ...


The use of the term Tartan in Isaiah 20 v 1 shows at least this section of Isaiah was written early, prior to 600 bc. Tartan is a military term in the Assyrian Army and is the highest position in the Army under the King himself. There would typically be one Tartan controlling the left side of the battlefield and another controlling the right side, and the ...

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