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Thomas Edward Lawrence (1888)

Lawrence was a British adventurer, soldier, and scholar popularly known as Lawrence of Arabia. He learned Arabic while on an archaeological expedition in Mesopotamia, then served in intelligence for the British army in Egypt during WWI. After conceiving a plan to support an Arab rebellion against the Ottoman Empire—a German ally—he joined the Arab forces and became a leader in the revolt, but he failed to achieve the formation of an independent Arab state. What did he later do under false names? More...
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Thomas Edward Lawrence (1888)
Lawrence was a British adventurer, soldier, and scholar popularly known as Lawrence of Arabia. He learned Arabic while on an archaeological expedition in Mesopotamia, then served in intelligence for the British army in Egypt during WWI. After conceiving a plan to support an Arab rebellion against the Ottoman Empire—a German ally—he joined the Arab forces and became a leader in the revolt, but he failed to achieve the formation of an independent Arab state.
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"In August 1922, Lawrence enlisted in the Royal Air Force as an aircraftman, under the name John Hume Ross."
Did he have a bad reputation by that time, in army circles? I look from time to time at Lawrence of Arabia, the old technicolor movie from the fifties. The political intrigues are complex to my understanding.
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Who would have guessed, the Brits conceiving the plan of supporting a rebellion in Arabia. Perfidious Albion.
Still at it, all the while decrying the deaths of innocents.
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