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Lawrence, Thomas Edward
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Lawrence, Thomas Edward

(August 15, 1888, Tremadoc, Wales – May 19, 1935, Moreton, Dorset), British officer, archaeologist, author and adventurer (“Lawrence of Arabia”). Lawrence had participated in excavations in Syria and Anatolia before the war, when he took up a post with the Arab Bureau in Cairo. Because he had since 1916 been in contact with the Emir of Mecca, Hussein bin Ali, the British government gave Lawrence the task of organizing the Arab Revolt against the Turks. He received support in…

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Haidl, Roland, “Lawrence, Thomas Edward”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 08 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2015

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