Re: Lawrence of Arabia and the Sykes-Picot Agreement, revisited

From: Grant Callaghan (
Date: Thu 05 Dec 2002 - 01:59:45 GMT

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    >Some time ago, Grant (I think) posted an informative post in which as an
    >aside he suggested that Lawrence of Arabia had betrayed the Arabs by
    >inducing them to revolt against the Ottomans for Arab independence, knowing
    >that the British and French had signed a secret agreement in which they
    >carved up the area for their colonial aims. I posted a reply indicating
    >Lawrence was innocent of this deception, as he had urged the revolt in 1915

    Sorry, Lawry, that wasn't mine. All I know about Lawrence of Arabia I saw on the big screen and I didn't believe half of it. ;-)


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