Ep 014-016 “TE Lawrence and the Guerrilla Mind, Parts I-III”

by | Apr 17, 2023

Ep 014-016 “TE Lawrence and the Guerrilla Mind, Parts I-III”

by | Apr 17, 2023

Episode Notes

One of the peak guerrilla fountainheads in the early twentieth century, TE Lawrence has been in both the popular imagination and a large part of the engine in the Middle East that signed the death knell for foreign colonial powers to leave the region, Eccentric and brilliant, one of the few successful insurgency leaders during WWI.

In this episode we will discuss how Lawrence’s medievalism gave him a tremendous advantage serendipitously advising and leading the local Arab revolt during WWI against the Turks and more deeply, Allied efforts to map a post-war world. His predilections in study, preparation and application of his 27 points led to a success the British army and the larger Allied effort could not have achieved without him.

These episodes examine the unconventional and eccentric mind sets of Lawrence and other famous and obscure military figures. We examine the way some armies embrace this while others discourage it.

The other two episodes can be found below.

Part Two

Part Three

References:

Scott Anderson Lawrence of Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East

James J. Schneider Guerrilla Leader: TE Lawrence and the Arab Revolt

TE Lawrence Seven Pillars of Wisdom

Desmond Stewart TE Lawrence: A New Biography

Jeremy Wilson Lawrence of Arabia: The Authorized Biography of TE Lawrence

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Bill Buppert is the host of Chasing Ghosts: An Irregular Warfare Podcast and a contributor over time to various liberty endeavors. He served in the military for nearly a quarter century and contractor tours after retirement on occasion and was a combat tourist in a number of neo-imperialist shit-pits around the world. He can be found on twitter at @wbuppert and reached via email at cgpodcast@pm.me.

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