Events for Thursday 16th August 2012
On This Day in History
T. E. Lawrence is born16th August 1888
Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Edward Lawrence, known professionally as T. E. Lawrence, was a British Army officer renowned especially for his liaison role during the Arab Revolt against Ottoman Turkish rule of 1916–18. The extraordinary breadth and variety of his activities and associations, and his ability to describe them vividly in writing, have earned him international fame as Lawrence of Arabia.
Further ReadingLawrence of Arabia's Secret Air Force
(Hardback - 160 pages)
X Flight was designated the task of giving close air support to the desert army formed and commanded by Lawrence of Arabia. It flew from advanced desert landing grounds on reconnaissance, liaison, bombing and ground attack missions. The existence and deeds of the flight were kept secret, so much so… Read more...Only £19.99 at Pen & Sword Books.