Letters from Baghdad

Gertrude Bell Meets the Howeitat Tribe

On her journey to Hail in 1914, Gertrude Bell meets the Howeitat Tribe, a group infamous for their reckless courage. Apprehensive at first, the tribe allows Bell to photograph them, enabling a friendship to grow.

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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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