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T. E. Lawrence to Sir Hugh Trenchard



[50 lines omitted] Irak has had five years of peace out of us; if it went up in flames tomorrow, yet that five years would win forgiveness on doomsday for Winston and yourself, the sponsors of its scheme. I was a little demon delightedly rubbing his hands in the background. Surely my share in helping settle the Middle East atones for my misdeeds in the war. I think so, anyway. [2 lines omitted]

Source: DG 525
Checked: dn/
Last revised: 9 February 2006

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