NEAR EAST: Lawrence to Thurtle

Lawrence of Arabia has become in the Near East a legendary figure whose death in a motorcycle accident in England (TIME, May 27, 1935) is considered by many Moslem chiefs to be only a particularly clever British ruse. During the Ethiopian War, swarthy millions believed that Colonel Lawrence was alive in Addis Ababa advising Haile Selassie. Some think he is now in Western Ethiopia and will yet pluck victory for the Lion of Judah. Last week in London was auctioned off a packet of letters from Lawrence which were extracted from him by...

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