By Angus Konstam, Graham Turner

With Hitler's military rampaging throughout Europe, Winston Churchill ordered the production of a distinct combating force-- the Commandos. those valiant males have been volunteers drawn from the ranks of the British military, shaped right into a distinctive provider Brigade, and placed via a rigorous yet powerful education software. Over the process international struggle II they'd see motion in each significant theater of operation, and are credited with various feats of gallantry in the course of the D-Day landings. even though many devices have been disbanded after the conflict, the Royal Marine Commandos have maintained the factors of this elite battling formation to the current day.

Angus Konstam explores the historical past of the Commandos in the course of their youth, supplying certain descriptions in their education, guns, and kit. conflict stories are followed through specifically commissioned Osprey paintings and ancient images, delivering readers an in-depth research of a few of the main recognized scuffling with devices within the British Army's history.

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22 Roots of the Apocalyptic worldview When added to other social factors that I discuss in Chapter 3, this method of interpretation has resulted in the Book of Revelation being responsible, directly or indirectly, for massive amounts of violence. In fact, it is arguably the bloodiest book in history. Even today, groups and individuals as diverse as the Oklahoma City bombers and radical Islamist groups affiliated through the Al Qaeda network have each updated the Book of Revelation to apply to their own period and causes, using it to justify violence and brutality.

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Many biblical scholars have argued that Jesus himself was a Jewish countercultural revolutionary, who was strongly opposed to the values of the Roman Empire that eventually killed him (Horsley 1997, 2002). Some Jews, including his disciples, had placed hopes in Jesus as their future King who Transformations of the Book of Revelation 35 would overthrow Rome. This acclamation peaked in the form of a public display honoring him at a festival time, a particularly dangerous time for revolution in the eyes of Rome.

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