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Lawrence of Arabia: Genius or Charlatan

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010
TE Lawrence
TE Lawrence

Are you are T.E. Lawrence fan?  Are you passionate about the history of World War 1 and in particular the Great Arab Revolt?

Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Edward Lawrence, or commonly know to you and I as TE Lawrence has been much credited with mobilising the Arab Revolt in World War One and subsequently became famous as ‘Lawrence of Arabia’.

A brief history off TE Lawrence

Born in Wales, Lawrence went on to study at Oxford University.  After graduating he  joined an archaeological dig in Syria, where he stayed from 1911 to 1914, learning Arabic.

When the first World War broke out Lawrence joined the army and due to his already in-depth knowledge of the Syria and the Arabic language he was posted to Cairo as an Intelligence Corp.

For more information about Lawrence’s history a detailed account can be found on Wikipedia.

TE Lawrence, the debate

But are all Mr Lawrence’s involvement in Great Arab revolt to be believed?

Interested in hearing more?

Neil Faulkner of the Great Arab Revolt Project is presenting an evening at the Dorset County Museum.

Tickets Cost £5

Map of Dorset Museum

19 October

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