Letters from Baghdad

A Fandango in the British Press About Bell's White Paper

Gertrude Bell discusses the fandango about her groundbreaking report on the Civil Administration in Mesopotamia presented to Parliament in 1920. The British Press is more astonished that a female can write a White Paper, rather than focusing on her work.

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    Letters from Baghdad

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    "Letters from Baghdad" is the story of a true original, Gertrude Bell, sometimes called the female “Lawrence of Arabia.” More influential and famous in her day than her colleague Lawrence, Bell was an explorer, spy, archaeologist and diplomat who helped shape the Middle East after World War I and established the Iraq Museum, infamously ransacked in 2003.

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