Len's Summary: His book goes far beyond Lawrence of Arabia. It examines the imaginative exploitation of intelligence in formulating an effective British strategy for supporting the Arab Revolt again the Ottomans during the First World War. For more on this subject see: War by Revolution: Germany & Great Britain in the Middle East in the Era of World War I, Donald McKale, Kent State, 2008. // The creation and ascendancy of the Foreign Office’s Arab Bureau created specifically to coordinate imperial operations in Arab lands. The hard, often dirty work behind the glamour behind Lawrence of Arabia.
We invite you to participate in the WW1HA’s first Fireside Chat (via Zoom) at 8:00pm EST / 5:00pm PST on Saturday 11 March. The topic is “Rekindling the Spirit: What Excites YOU About WW1.” During 2023 we will be hosting quarterly chats with different themes as a way to increase our touch points with WW1HA members. To participate, send your email to President, Randy Gaulke.
As a result of the Covid-19 epidemic, the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter switched to online Zoom Seminars that are open to all. These take place at 1:30pm EST / 10:30am PST on the second Saturday of each month. The speaker for 11 March Seminar is James Gregory, talking about his book “Unraveling the Myth of Sgt. Alvin York: The Other Sixteen.” Join in!
The Spring 2023 issue of World War One Illustrated should be printed and in the mail in April.
As President, I’m looking for ways to breathe new life into this organization—especially as Covid-19 moves from a pandemic to an endemic. Do you have creative ideas? Comments and suggestions are always welcome.