Letters from Baghdad

The Outcome of the Paris Peace Conference

Gertrude Bell is apprehensive toward the outcome of the Paris Peace Conference in 1916. She writes to her former Superior and High Commissioner of Iraq, Sir Percy Cox, explaining her frustrations of the uncertain results and the looming difficulties.

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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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