Readers may like to have prior notice of an episode of the BBC Radio 4 programme ‘Archive on 4’ due to be broadcast on Saturday December 8th at 20:00 GMT.
According to the programme’s synopsis:
“Allan Little examines the film and Lawrence’s own account of his desert campaign on which it was based, Seven Pillars of Wisdom. He considers how they may be read in the light of the modern Middle East.
With archive of those who knew and served with Lawrence, recollections of his brother and his biographer, contributions from Arab scholars and Lawrence’s own words, Allan Little makes a case for Lawrence as a man of great foresight – both as the ‘father of guerrilla warfare’ and as a strategist who championed the Arab cause.
The programme includes recordings from Jordan, where a team of archaeologists from Bristol University is currently excavating the remains of The Great Arab Revolt and Lawrence’s part in it.”