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Author:  NebrHogger [ Mon Feb 16, 2009 11:30 pm ]
Post subject:  Thieves and cut throats

While looking for the Free french bomber pic for mybusa, I came across my copy of "In the Desert With Lawrence" by Lowell Thomas. Quite an interesting book of T.E. Lawrence vs. the Turks.

Complete with period photos, and I scanned one I thought interesting... I got the distinct impression - and readily belileve - that the average Arab didn't care a fig who ruled what. But if group A would allow them to keep stuff taken from the deceased members of group B, they were all for that.

Apparently, Lawrence had quite a time keeping them together after a successful ambush of a turk train. The Arabs would load up on whatever hadn't been destroyed and disappear into the desert for a celebration.

Shown are two of the rabble that would accompany Lawrence - if the rewards seemed great enough. In addition to the handguns, I noticed the camel whackers attached to their wrists.

The caption for the pic was "drinkers of the milk of war"... whatever that might mean. SW

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Author:  Hauptspritzer [ Tue Feb 17, 2009 9:48 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Thieves and cut throats

cool pic!

Author:  Herr Mario [ Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:48 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Thieves and cut throats

...the thing is you could probably go right back to that same spot today-and find 2 similar folks equipped and dressed similarly... :roll:

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