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The 1st October 1918 the Arab rebels led by Lawrence of Arabia and Prince Faysal entered Damascus. The capture of the Syrian city was the culmination of more than two years of clashes, daring escapes and ambushes against the Ottoman forces. However, the victorious campaign of Palestine will not bring to Lawrence and Faysal's men the long-awaited unification into one Arab nation, reason because the British agent had succeeded in bringing together most of the local tribes. In fact, with the...
Thomas Edward Lawrence was born in a Welsh town by Sir Thomas Robert Tighe Chapman, Anglo-Irish gentleman, and Sarah Lawrence, a Scottish housekeeper. For her, Sir Thomas abandoned wife and four daughters, often changing their residence, until they moved to Oxford. From the couple, who could never marry and then adopted Sarah's surname, five children were born.    
From 1896 to 1907 Thomas Edward attended the City of Oxford High School. Smart student, he was attracted to...
The capture of Jerusalem, although strategically insignificant in deciding the fate of the war, was widely touted as a major allied victory, especially because of the great historical and religious significance of the city. The Ottoman forces, despite the fierce resistance of previous clashes and the support of the Austro-Germans allies in terms of weaponry, Officers and small contingents of troops, had to yield to the superior allied forces.
 
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