Historian, Philip Walker, will be offering a complimentary talk which explores the Arab Revolt of 1916-18.
A key group of British officers based at Jeddah saved the Arab revolt from likely collapse both before and during T.E Lawrence’s indispensable involvement. In particular, the influence of Colonel Cyril Wilson over the revolt’s leader. Sherif Hussein of Mecca was at least important as that of Lawrence over Emir Feisal. Without the diplomatic and intelligence work of Wilson’s team, the world would not have heard of ‘Lawrence of Arabia’.
The forgotten men’s lost story provides a fresh and timely perspective and the Arab Revolut during its centenary.