Books Without Borders
Saturday, April 14, 2012
The Arab War
In World War I, with the failure at Gallipoli, the British high command decided to open a
second front against the Ottomans by encouraging the Arab Revolt led by the Sharif of Mecca.
The nerve center of this effort was the Arab Bureau; their classified house organ was the Arab
Bulletin. Excerpted from these reports are Miss Bell's contributions to this secret publication; they
manifest her prescience, her piercing intelligence and her superb command of the English language.
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Abdul Aziz ibn Saud