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Historical talk: “Lawrence of Arabia”
April 25, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
The Wellesley Hills Branch Library presents “Lawrence Of Arabia, the Arab Revolt, and The Middle East,” a talk by local historian Bob Begin.
One hundred years ago as WWI was raging, the Allies sought the help of the Arabs in their struggle against the Ottoman Empire. England promised the Arab forces full control over any lands they had liberated at the war’s end. One factor causing the Arabs to join the Allies was the English archeologist, T. E. Lawrence. Completely taken with Eastern culture, over time he would realize that he could not ‘serve two masters.’ False diplomacy, broken promises, and mistakes made then continue to haunt the world today.
This series is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Wellesley Free Libraries.
WHEN: Thursday, April 25, 2019, 6:30pm – 7:45pm
WHERE: Wellesley Hills Branch Library, 210 Washington St.