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Ralph & T. E Lawrence

Deleted Scenes from English Patient
(And thanks to Joseph Beuys plane crash Michael Ondaatje got an idea of this novel.)

Ralph Fiennes as Dangerous man..
(Ralph earlier played T.E. Lawrence.)

clouds hill

Must see this, Ralph Fiennes visits T.E. Lawrence home, Clouds Hill in Dorset UK (A real youtube treasure from One Foot from the Past BBC program).

T.E. Lawrence R.I.P 19 May 1935

The grave of T.E. Lawrence

On completing his degree in 1910, Lawrence commenced postgraduate research in medieval pottery with a Senior Demy at Magdalen College, Oxford, which he abandoned after he was offered the opportunity to become a practising archaeologist in the Middle East. In December 1910 he sailed for Beirut, and on arrival went to Jbail (Byblos), where he studied Arabic. He was in fact a polyglot who could speak English, French, German, Latin, Greek, Arabic, Turkish and Syriac.(via wiki)

T.E. Lawrence lauwernce_of_arabia
The dedication to his book Seven Pillars is a poem entitled “To S.A.” which opens as follows:

I loved you, so I drew these tides of men into my hands
and wrote my will across the sky in stars
To earn you Freedom, the seven pillared worthy house
that your eyes might be shining for me
When we came.

Lawrence was never specific about the identity of “S.A.” There are many theories which argue in favour of candidates including individual men, women, and the Arab nation.[25] The most popular is that S.A. represents (at least in part) Dahoum, who apparently died of typhus in 1918.

The First Guerilla – Lawrence Teaches Petraeus – Setting the Desert on Fire; T.E. Lawrence and Britain’s Secret War in Arabia 1916-1918, James Barr, 2008 (Agog book report)

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