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thisisaslongas:

telawrence:

Corporal Stone, Corporal Haywood, T.E. Lawrence (here under the name T.E. Shaw), and Corporal Easton at Miranshah.

How to recognize T E in a group photo:

shortest European man (if not shortest entirely)
clean shaven
not looking at the camera
Post-war:

worst dressed
messiest hair
 skinniest

thisisaslongas:

telawrence:

Corporal Stone, Corporal Haywood, T.E. Lawrence (here under the name T.E. Shaw), and Corporal Easton at Miranshah.

How to recognize T E in a group photo:

  • shortest European man (if not shortest entirely)
  • clean shaven
  • not looking at the camera

Post-war:

  • worst dressed
  • messiest hair
  • skinniest

Happy Birthday Thomas Edward Lawrence!

A great piece of music!

München: Neues Ägyptisches Museum eröffnet

Chris Hadfield sings David Bowie on ISS

Unique graphic novel stars hard drinking actors Richard Burton, Peter O'Toole, Richard Harris, and Oliver Reed


Lawrence of Arabia’s lost hero scientist

The overlooked scientist whose expertise helped Lawrence of Arabia’s desert campaign during World War I is going to be remembered in a bid to rewrite the Lawrence movie legend. Source: Lawrence of Arabia’s lost hero scientist on BBC.

An older entry to the same topic at The Telegraph:
Garland of Arabia: the forgotten story of TE Lawrence’s brother-in-arms

Chatham House Rule

Something to remember:
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chatham_House_Rule for the next Meeting

berlynn-wohl:

Lawrence and one or two friends carved the Greek inscription “Ou Phrontis” (or “Why worry?”) above his door. The words come from a story in Herodotus VI, 129. Lawrence explained this in a letter: “It means that nothing in Clouds Hill is to be a care upon its inhabitant”. [x]
You think you have no fucks to give? T.E. Lawrence carved “I have no fucks to give” above the door to his house.

berlynn-wohl:

Lawrence and one or two friends carved the Greek inscription “Ou Phrontis” (or “Why worry?”) above his door. The words come from a story in Herodotus VI, 129. Lawrence explained this in a letter: “It means that nothing in Clouds Hill is to be a care upon its inhabitant”. [x]

You think you have no fucks to give? T.E. Lawrence carved “I have no fucks to give” above the door to his house.

[…]You know, I think, the joy of getting into a strange country in a book: at home when I have shut my door and the town is in bed - and I know that nothing, not even the dawn can disturb me in my curtains: only the slow crumbling of the coals in the fire: they get so red and throw such splendid glimmerings on the Hypnos and the brasswork. And it is lovely too, after you have been wandering for hours in the forest with Percivale or Sagramors le desirous, to open the door, and from over the Cherwell to look at the sun glowering through the valley-mists.[…]
TEL to his Mother in August 1910 sent from Le Petit Andelys