From the FCS Book of Little-Known Facts (Lawrence of Arabia)

A deserted Ottoman supply train that was ambushed by Lawrence of Arabia during World War I 

While most people only think of Lawrence of Arabia as one of the greatest films of all time, it’s actually based on the true story of Thomas Edward Lawrence, British officer and explosives expert, who helped bring down the Ottoman Empire during World War I by destroying the trains on their supply line. 1917 and 1918 were huge years for Lawrence, as he spent most of them blowing up sections of railroad tracks, leaving trains like this stranded in the desert. More often the not the trains were too expensive to move without tracks so they were just left to rust in the dust. 


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Published by donmatthewspoetry

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