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THOMAS EDWARD LAWRENCE
FREED ARABIA DURING WAR
Oxford Graduate, Little
Known, Became Remark
able Figure of World War.
Young Archeologist Unified
Scattered Nomadic Tribes
Against Turk Oppressors.
BT I-OWELL THOMAS.
(Bj arrangement with Asia, the American
magnalne on Lbe orient.)
During the last flvo year* of epic
events, among others, two remarkable
j figures have appeared. The dashing
advontures and anecdotes of their ca
fe reers will furnish golden themes to
the writers of the future, as the
lives of Ulysses, King Arthur and
Richard the Lion-Hearted to the
poets, troubadours and chroniclers of
other days One is a massive, tower
ing, square-jawed, slx-fooAcr?that
smashing British cavalry leader.
Field Marshal Lord Allenby, com
mander of the twentieth century
crusaders, who has gain?i world
fame because of his exploit In driving
the Turks from the Holy Land, down
ing the crescent, and raising the cross
over Jerusalem. The other is the un
dersized beardless youth, whom I first
Faw absorbed In a technical treaties
on the cuneiform Inscriptions discov
ered on the bricks of ancient Babylon.
The ci>eetacular achievements of
j Thomas Edward Lawrence, the young |
(Oxford graduate, are still unknown:
except to a handful of his associates. I
Yet quietly, without any theatrical
headlines or fanfare of trumpets, he
brought the disunited nomadic tribes
of Arabia into a unified campaign
against their Turkish oppressors?a
difficult a^id splendid stroke of policy,
which caliphs, statesmen and sultans
I had been unable to accomplish in cen
turies of effort. Lawrence placed
himself at the head of the Bedouin
army of the King of the Hedjaz. and
drove the Turks from Arabia. Allenby
liberated Palestine, the holy land of
Jews and Christians; Lawrence freed
Arabia, the holy land of millions of
! Story of tie Mystertoaa Uwwe.
I had heard of the mysterious Law
' rence many times during the months
1 was in Palestine with Gen. Allen
' by. On my way from Italy to Egypt,
one of the officers on the cruiser told
me that an Englishman was supposed
to be in command of an army of wild
Bedouins somewhere in the trackless
deserts of the far-off land of "The
Arabian Nights." This was the first
rumor which reached me of Law
rence's exploits. In Egypt and Pal
estine I heard fantastic tales of his
exploits. And always his name was
mentioned in solemn, hushed tones,
because at this time the Arabian af
fair was supposed to be a secret.
Lawrence became to me a new orien
tal legend of the war in the making
and until one day when I met him
in the palace of the Governor of
Jerusalem I had been unable to pic
ture him as a real person. Cairo,
Jerusalem. Damascus, Bagdad?in
fact, all the cities of the near east
? are so full of color and romance that
the mere mention of them is sufficient
to stimulate the imagination of mat
ter-of-fact westerners, who ape sud
denly spirited away on the magic
carpet of memory to scenes familiar
through the fairy story books of
childhood. So I had come to the con
clusion that Lawrence was the prod
uct only of western imagination
overheated by exuberant contact with
the east. But the myth turned out to
be verv much of a reality.
TUp five-foot-three Englishman, who
stood before me in Jerusalem, garbed
I in a brown camel's-hair gown, over
| which hung his kuffieh. or headdress,
? of heavy white brocaded silk, cov
ered with gold embroidery, under
> neath a snow-white robe tied with a
gold-embroidered belt, in which he
carried the curved sword of a prince
of Mecca, all set off regally by the
agal, the headband of heavy cords
wrapped with silver and gold threads
that held the kuffieh in place?was
the real ruler of Arabia. He was the
commander-in-chief of an army of
more than 200.000 Bedouins mounted
on racing camels and fleet Arabian
horses. He was the terror of the
Turks. Destiny had never played
a stranger prank than when it se
lected as the man to play the major
role in the liberation of Arabia an
Oxford graduate whose life ambition
was to dig In the ruins of antiquity
and uncover and study long-forgotten I
Bora tat Uoyi Canty.
The Lawrence family originally
came from Galway. Ireland, several
hundred years ago. This partly ac
counts for Lawrence's rather remark
able powers of physical endurance,
because the people of Galway are
among the hardiest of their race. CoL
Thomas E. Lawrence was born in
Carnarvon, the same county in Wales
that Lloyd George comes from, and
the prime minister is one of the
former's warmest friends and ad
mirers. In fact, it is a case of mu
tual admiration. Mr. Lloyd George
kept in close touch with Lawrence's
work in the desert, and consulted
with him constantly during the ses
' sions of the peace conference In Paris,
which Lawrence attended as the head
of the Arabian delegation.
All his life Col. Lawrence has been
a student of peoples both of the pres
ent and of the past, but, so far as I
know, he has never had any intimate
friends and has preferred to stand on
one side and watch others. He has
a very sympathetic nature, and would
rather help a downtrodden people to
assert their rights than to amass all
the wealth in the world. He has un
usual ability when it comes to master
ing languages, among them being
English. French. Italian, Spanish,
German, Greek, Latin. Dutch. Nor
wegian and Arabic.
Student ?f Military WrMm.
Lawrence has always been a keen
student of military writers. His fa
vorite work, until he took part in the
Arabian campaign, was Marshal
Foch's "Principe de Guerre": although
he once told mo in Arabia that his
stndy of Caesar and Xenophon had
been of more value to him in his
desert campaign because in his ir
regular war against the Turks he had
to adopt directly opposite tactics
from those advocated by Marshal
Foch. He hns also been a keen stu
dent of medieval French literature,
and is particularly fond of Gothic art.
In 1908, before he finished his uni
versity work, he urged his parents to
allow him to go to the near east.
His family gave him permission and
1200, fully expecting that he would
spend it in making a flying Cook's
tour of Asia Minor, Syria and Pales
tine. and return home quite ready to
settle down and forget the orient. As
soon as he arrived in Syria he adopted
native costume and tramped barefoot
over thousands of miles of unknown
desert country, living with the vari
ous Bedouin tribes. . When he finally
returned to England to complete his
studies, after an absence of two years,
he still had >100 left of the original
sum which his family had given him,
and he merely remained at home long
enough to finish his studies, that he
might return to the near cast better
equipped in his specialty.
Joiard Expedition la IMS.
Several years before the war, ta
1908, he Joined the Oxford expedition
and uncovered part of Carchemlsh.
the ancient capital of the Hittite
One day In the Arabian desert, not
far from the enchanted rose-red city
of Petra. Lawrence remarked to me
that archeological work in Egypt had
never appealed to him, and that he
would never dig there at any price,
because most of the important work
had already been done, and because
Egyptologists of today spend most of
their time trying to find out when the
third whisker was painted on the
With many other scientists and
scholars, he was called to Cairo by
the British military authorities in
August. 1914. At that time he was
twenty-six years old. He had already
spent seven years wandering through
Turkuv. Svria, Palestine. Arabia,
OOU THOMAS K. LAWRFATK.
Priiicr of Hfrra and "unoronM Ki<(
Mesopotamia and Tersia. and had ac
<Itr,re<l a more jntlinat- knowledge of j
the peoples of Aleppo, Beirut. Jeru
salem. Damascus and Bagdad than al
most any other Kuropean.
Artlrltlra Daring War.
From 1914 to 1916 young Lawrence
kept the wax office informed regard- |
ing the movements of the various;
units of the Turkish army. He had :
native agents acting as spies under |
his orders. In the summer of 1916 '
the Arabs broke out in revolt against
the Turks in the country of Hedjaz,
which is that part of Arabia between
the forbidden city of Mecca and the
southern end of the I>ead sea. Be- ,
cause of the scarcity of munitions, the ;
revolutionary Arabs ran out of sup- j
plies after their first success, and j
it would have been impossible for
them to have gone on if the allies? t
particularly Great Britain?had not '
come to their rescue. The British not
only sent supplies to the Arabs, but
gave them important military en
couragement; they sent them a num
ber of their most briliant young of
Ucers to co-operate with the Arabs
and offer them suggestions. I^awrence
was among these and within a few
months he made himself "Uncrowned
King of Arabia."
In Arabia he was never known to
wear anything except the native cos
tume. Ocasionally. when he went to
Cairo or Jerusalem to make a report
to Gen. Allenby. he wore the uniform
of a British officer, but even after he
attained the rank of colonel he pre
ferred the uniform of second lieuten
ant, usually without insignia of any
kind. I have seen him in the Ftreets
of Cairo without belt, and with un
polished boot*?negligence next to
high treason in the Britfsh army. I
have never seen him stand to atten
tion. and doubt if he would have done so
in the presence of all the allied generals.
He has never saluted any one senior
to him, even including his comman
der-in-chief, but he would always ac
knowledge salutes of soldiers. He es
pecially disliked the title of colonel.
Krom general to private, he was
known as plain "Lawrence." Many
times, when we were trekking across
the desert he told me that the thorough
1 ly disliked war and everything that
savored of the military, and that as
I soon as the war was over he intended
to leave the army and go back to
Utile did iAwrence dream when he
was studying Hittite ruins that it was
his destiny to build a new empire in
stead of piecing together, for a
scholar's thesia. the fragments or a
dead-and-buried kingdom. Yet be
gained the confidence of the sherif of
Mecca (King Hussein of the Medjai)
to such an extent that he waa per
mitted to sign the king^s najne to
state napers. Out of gratitude for his
services to their country, the Arab
leaders made him an emir and a
prince of Mecca, an honor unparal
leled in Arabian history. King Hus
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?If It's from Knddimaa'a, Xt'a float"
seln hlmeelf presented his British
l oinmiMlT with the curved gold sword
worn only by direst descendants of
Auda Abu Tayt, the Bedouin RoWn
Hood, always sincere in his Judg
ments of people, once said to me: "I
have never seen a man who has such a
great capacity for work as I^awrence.
lie is one of the finest came) riders
that ever trekked ncroes the U. sert."
A Bedouin can pay no flnor cuiupii- 1
The Germans and Turks were not
long in discovering' that there was a
mysterious power giving Inspiration
to the Arabs. Through their spies
they learned that I^awrence was the
guiding spirit of the whole Arabian
revolution. Tliey offered a reward of
*500.000 for him, dead or alive. IJjt
the Bedouins would not have betray- >1
their leader for all the gold in tue
fabled mines of Solomon.
(In the next installment Mr. Lowell
Thomas will describe how Lawrence'
captured Akaba, the ancient seaport'
of King Solomon, and a battle In
which th? young archeologlst and his
daring Heutenant, Auda Aba Tayi.
with a handful of followers mounted
on? racing camels, charged a picked
Turkish regiment and cut it to pieces.
In this charge I^wrence's eamel was
shot from under him and his fol
lowers rode right over him, and sevon
bullets passed through Auda Abu
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