Lawrence of Arabia
Michael D Nelson
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On 19 May 1935 T. E. Lawrence, better known as 'Lawrence of Arabia' died following a motorcycle accident. A respected and feared exponent of guerrilla warfare, Lawrence achieved remarkable success in uniting the disparate Arab tribes and leading them in their revolt against the Ottomans. He remains one of the most influential figures in the development of both guerrilla and desert warfare tactics.
How I Found the Lost Desert Camp of Lawrence of Arabia (Op-Ed)
T. E. Lawrence, A.K.A. LAWRENCE OF ARABIA. He was an English soldier and architect and archaeologist, who led the Arab Revolt against the Ottomoan Empire. He finds his calling among the Arab tribes of the desert with whom he aids in their conquering of Damascus and building a modern nation-state. He led bands of nomadic arabs in the successful overthrow of the Ottoman/Turkish Empire during World War I.
T. E. Lawrence, better know as Lawrence of Arabia, pencil drawing by Augustus John, 1917. The line drawing was done in a two minute sitting while Lawrence was looking out the window of Augustus John's Paris flat. Lawrence was delighted with it, and it was included in 'Seven Pillars of Wisdom'. It also provided the frontispiece of its abridgement: Revolt in the Desert.
T. E. Lawrence
T. E. Lewis, Intelligence officer and author. Born at Woodlands, Tremadoc, Caernarvonshire. He joined the archaeological team of Sir Flinders Petrie at Carchemish on the Euphrates, where he first met the Bedouins. In World War I, he worked for army intelligence in North Africa, and went on to fight with Arab irregular troops against the forces of the Ottoman Empire. His account of the Arab revolt, 'The Seven Pillars of Wisdom' became a classic of war literature. Cont..
The Legacy - 2000 & Beyond - Lowell Thomas and T.E. Lawrence
TE Lawrence, 1919, in Hashemite finery given to him by Prince Feisal. Feisal recommended that Lawrence wear Arab clothes so he’d “fit in”. He obviously didn’t wear this white silk and gold finery out in the field. Ordinary clothes were of cotton, linen and an outer robe of wool. He found the Arab clothes very practical and much more comfortable than European costume.