T. E. Lawrence, A.K.A. LAWRENCE OF ARABIA. He was an English soldier and architect and archaeologist, who led the Arab Revolt against the Ottomoan Empire. He finds his calling among the Arab tribes of the desert with whom he aids in their conquering of Damascus and building a modern nation-state. He led bands of nomadic arabs in the successful overthrow of the Ottoman/Turkish Empire during World War I.
Jordan: Paul Castelnau’s 1918 travels in the Middle East coincided with the Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Empire. Pictured here in Quweira, Arabia (now Jordan), is Fayz Bey el Azm, a companion of Prince Faisal, who led the revolt with T.E. Lawrence.