BBC - The Legacy of Lawrence of Arabia (2010)
HDTV | 1280 x 720 | .MKV/AVC @ 2386 Kbps | 1 h 57 min | 2.07 GB
Audio: English AAC 128 Kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary, History
Rory Stewart examines the legacy of Britain's First World War campaign in the Middle East, and draws parallels with British and American interventions in Iraq and Afghanistan today. In the First World War, TE Lawrence helped to unite feuding Arab tribes into a formidable guerrilla army which helped to topple the Ottoman Empire. But today Lawrence has an extraordinary new relevance. His experiences of defeating a foreign military occupation, and of leading an insurgency, have led to him being held up as the man who cracked fighting in the Middle East.