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Updated June 2012

T. E. Lawrence to Will Lawrence


Military Intelligence Office
War Office, Cairo

17 July 1915

[7 lines omitted]  Your job - revolver practice sounds pleasant. We live in offices and in railway trains; also interviewing Turkish prisoners, and supplying information on any subject that crops up. No civil work however and much map-drawing and geography, both of which please me.

Frank's death was as you say a shock, because it was so unexpected. I don't think one can regret it overmuch, because it is a very good way to take, after all. The hugeness of this war has made one change one's perspectives, I think, and I for one can hardly see details at all. We are a sort of Levant Foreign Office, and can think of nothing else. I wonder when it will all end and peace follow?

All the relief I get in The Greek Anthology, Heredia, Morris and a few others! Do you?

Source: DG 199
Checked: jw/
Last revised: 1 January 2006


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