Wednesday, June 6, 2012


"However, as this was not the way of the directing parties there, I returned at once to Egypt; and till the end of the war of the British in Mesopotamia remained substantially an alien force invading enemy territory, with the local people passively neutral or sullenly against them, and in consequence had not the freedom of movement and elasticity of Allenby in Syria, who entered the country as a friends, with the local people actively on his side."
-T.E. Lawrence, The Seven Pillars of Wisdom

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