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Mistakes in the Book,
This review is from: All the Countries We've Ever Invaded (Kindle Edition)
The book was never meant to be a "historical" detailed account of the invasions of these countries but rather an overview of some of the events that took place during some of those invasions or non-invasions. Having said that, the statements made on pages 64, 74, 119, 122 and 136-140 are mostly wrong. A simple example would be Israel. We never invaded Israel. Actually, Israel did not exist until 1948. Its existence as I am sure Mr. Laycock knows was based on the partition of Palestine by the "winners" of the Second World War. The country was, and still is, called Palestine. That is the "Holy Land" he refers to in other pages when he talks about the crusades. The same can be said of Jordan and Saudi Arabia. I would suggest that "A line in the sand" by James Barr might help Mr. Laycock correct some of those glaring errors.
Entertainment is fine but we must respect the facts even if we are trying to make people enjoy history as a "story".