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The Tragic Real-life Story Of Lawrence Of Arabia

The incredible and too-short life of the British archaeologist-turned-turbaned freedom warrior Thomas Edward Lawrence inspired countless films, including a much-lauded 1966 biopic starring Peter O'Toole (who was very drunk during filming), and almost certainly the Indiana Jones franchise. Lawrence, dubbed "Lawrence of Arabia" by the press following his time embedded with Arab insurgents in their fight against the Ottoman Turks, was a renaissance man. Fluent in seven languages, he worked...

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    The Tragic Real-Life Story Of Lawrence Of Arabia

    The Tragic Real-Life Story Of Lawrence Of Arabia

    The incredible and too-short life of the British archaeologist-turned-turbaned freedom warrior Thomas Edward Lawrence inspired countless films, including a much-lauded 1966 biopic starring Peter O'Toole (who was very drunk during filming), and almost certainly the Indiana Jones franchise. Lawrence, dubbed "Lawrence of Arabia" by the press following his...

    Why Lawrence Of Arabia Was Kicked Out Of The Royal Air Force

    Why Lawrence Of Arabia Was Kicked Out Of The Royal Air Force

    The 20th-century British archaeologist, solder, diplomat, and author T. E. Lawrence lived a truly adventurous life. He gained notoriety after fighting alongside Arab rebels during World War I, during which time he invented several guerrilla war tactics utilized during their successful insurgence against the Ottoman Turks. But according to History.com, despite his...

    This Is How The Legend Of Lawrence Of Arabia Was Born

    This Is How The Legend Of Lawrence Of Arabia Was Born

    The exploits of T.E. Lawrence during World War I made him the stuff of legends. According to the BBC, his innovative tactical mind and knack for guerrilla warfare helped Arab rebels in Jordan and Syria rise up against Turkish rule, and he was a staunch advocate for Arab independence. But he didn't go to the Middle East as a soldier. He first went to Syria and...

    The Plane Crash That Almost Killed Lawrence Of Arabia

    The Plane Crash That Almost Killed Lawrence Of Arabia

    If you're a movie buff, or a history buff — specifically, early 20th century British history — the name Lawrence of Arabia will certainly ring a bell. Born Thomas Edward Lawrence, the famed author, archaeologist and army officer was born out of wedlock to a nobleman father and a governess mother. According to Britannica, the young Englishman helped...

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