Tuesday 24 October 2006 by Mal Booth. No comments.
Exhibitions, Lawrence of Arabia and the Light Horse

A member of the TE Lawrence Studies List posted a pretty useful link today to a site that gives a neat 90 second visual display of who has controlled the Middle East over the course of history. It is all mapped out against a timeline from 3,000 BC, up to the present day. See Maps of War.

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Wednesday 11 October 2006 by Mal Booth. 1 comments.
Exhibitions, Lawrence of Arabia and the Light Horse The Light Horse

Leslie Cecil Maygar VC took over command of the 8th Light Horse Regiment at Gallipoli some weeks

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Lawrence worked for the Military Intelligence Department in Cairo as an intelligence officer from December

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Thursday 28 September 2006 by Mal Booth. 1 comments.
Exhibitions, Lawrence of Arabia and the Light Horse

If you've managed to subscribe to this blog or if you've been looking at it for a few days since we went live, you'll have noticed that it has not had a lot of content added since Day #1. Chris, our technical developer has been been fixing and improving things, like the link into our museum catalogue for some of the images we will use. Now you can select these images and most will open up in a new window that shows you the museum catalogue entry containing all the descriptive data in that system.

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Wednesday 20 September 2006 by Mal Booth. 1 comments.
Exhibitions, Lawrence of Arabia and the Light Horse Our exhibition

More than 70 years after his death, T E Lawrence remains one of the most compelling and intriguing figures of the Twentieth Century. His enigmatic personality, his intimate involvement in the emergence of the modern Middle East and the achievements of his extraordinary life, ranging from the guidance of the Arab revolt through the meticulous writing of Seven pillars of wisdom to the development of high speed air-sea rescue boats for the Royal Air Force, have secured him a place as one of the world’s most famous men. Yet so much of what we know about him is uncertain.

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The following interesting exchange between C. E. W. Bean (Australia's Official Historian for the First World War) and TE Lawrence was found a while ago when we started researching our exhibition.

It was found in an official record series: AWM 43 'Official History, 1914-18 War, biographical and other research files'.

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