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A detailed and definitive work. The author obtained permission from Lawrence to use copyright material and has attempted a critical study of the man and his time with the Arabs. Lawrence of Arabia (remember the film), now is your chance to read Lawrences personal account how a special kind of Englishman did a great deal more than just his duty. The First World War had already started and Kitchener was Chief of the Army. To help start a rebellion of the Arabs against the Turks would enable England, while fighting Germany, simultaneously defeat her ally Turkey. Their knowledge of the nature and power and country of the Arabic-speaking peoples made them think that the issue of such a rebellion would be happy, and indicated its character and method. So they allowed it to begin, having obtained formal assurances of help from the British Government. List of Illustrations: 1 Lawrence, from a bust by Eric Kennington, 2 Aircraftman Shaw, 3 Map: The Arab Area, 4 The Emir Feisal, 5 The Emir Abdulla from drawing by Eric Kennington, 6 The Village of Date Palms, 7 Feisals Army Entering Wejh, 8 Auda, from drawing by Eric Kennington, 9 Map: The Ride to Akaba, Auda and his Kinsmen, photograph, 11 The Pilgrim-Railway, 12 Akaba, 13 Map: Lawrences Rides, 14 Demolitions on the Railway, 15 Ali Ibn El Hussein, from a drawing by Eric Kennington, 16 Azrak, 17 Fahad of the Beni Sakhr, from drawing by Eric Kennington, 18 Abdulla El Zaagi, from a drawing from Eric Kennington, 19 Mahmas, from a drawing by Eric Kennington, 20 Mule Transport near Aba El Lissan, 21 Map: The Campaign in the North, 22 Buxtons men blowing up Mudowwara Station, 23 At Guweira, photograph, 24 An Armoured Ford Car in desert, photograph, 25 Lawrence and his bodyguard at Kaba, 26 Feisal just after his meeting with Allenby, 27 Lawrence at Versailles, 28 T.E. on Boanerges, the motor-bicycle.
28 illustrations comprise of plaster & bronze sculpture, oil paintings, pencil, charcoal, pastel, pen & wash. Plus scale maps. With 28 illustrations consisting of photos, maps and portraits, contents in very good condition; very clean and tight. No inscriptions. Covers bright brown cloth and binding is sound and complete. No original dust-cover, now in new clear plastic cover. Was £150.