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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP28 Sep 2019 1:02 p.m. PST

"Sipping tea and chain-smoking L&M cigarettes in his reception tent in Mudowarra, Sheik Khaled Suleiman al-Atoun waves a hand to the outside, in a generally northern direction. "Lawrence came here, you know?" he says. "Several times. The biggest time was in January of 1918. He and other British soldiers came in armored cars and attacked the Turkish garrison here, but the Turks were too strong and they had to retreat." He pulls on his cigarette, before adding with a tinge of civic pride: "Yes, the British had a very hard time here."

While the sheik was quite correct about the resiliency of the Turkish garrison in Mudowarra—the isolated outpost held out until the final days of World War I—the legendary T.E. Lawrence's "biggest time" there was open to debate. In Lawrence's own telling, that incident occurred in September 1917, when he and his Arab followers attacked a troop train just south of town, destroying a locomotive and killing some 70 Turkish soldiers…."
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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP28 Sep 2019 1:04 p.m. PST

Guerra de la Independencia Española – Asedios y …
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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP28 Sep 2019 1:10 p.m. PST

OK … you know what happened here… (smile)


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Personal logo chicklewis Supporting Member of TMP28 Sep 2019 1:38 p.m. PST

Super interesting read, thanks !

abelp0128 Sep 2019 5:52 p.m. PST

Sebastiani wasn't a Marshal in Napoleon's army.

Legion 429 Sep 2019 8:20 a.m. PST

He was a very interesting figure in the Great War. And worth studying along with what happened after WWI. As we still today live with the way how now long dead European politicians divided up the losing Empires of the Central Powers.

If Lawrence interests you, add Gertrude Bell to your reading list. She knew Lawrence and help change the map of the former Ottoman Turk Empire after WWI. For better or worse …

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP29 Sep 2019 8:41 a.m. PST

He was even madder than Peter O'Toole, who therefore played him brilliantly in the fillum (esp. if you get the extended version).

The Seven Pillars of W..is a great work of fictional literature. Faultless prose, just the facts do not tie up with current research. We all need legends. T.E.L. was just unlucky that documentation of his true activities was infinitely better than anything from 1815 would have been….

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP29 Sep 2019 3:44 p.m. PST

+ 1 for Peter O'Tool…

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