Foreign News: Autopsy of a Hero

"His name will live in history," wrote King George V at the death of Colonel T. E. Lawrence. Soon afterward, in a biographical sketch, Winston Churchill added: "That is true; it will live in English letters; it will live in the traditions of the Royal Air Force; it will live in the annals of war and in the legends of Arabia."

Lawrence, the pint-sized, introverted Oxford scholar who rose from an obscure post in the Civil Service to lead the desert Arabs in revolt against their Turkish oppressors, was just the kind of lonely, romantic figure of danger the British needed in...

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