British scholar and military officer T.E. Lawrence.

T.E. Lawrence

(1888 - 1927)

T.E. Lawrence worked for British military intelligence in Cairo in 1915, joining Prince Faisal’s army as a political and liaison officer in 1916. He earned the name “Emir Dynamite” for his willingness to demolish the Turkish railway. Lawrence completed his lengthy account of his World War I activities, The Seven Pillars of Wisdom, in 1922. He changed his name to T.E. Shaw in 1927 and died from a motorcycle accident at the age of forty-six in 1935.

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