Irish actor Peter O’Toole studying for his role as T.E. Lawrence. Photo by Dennis Oulds. Lawrence of Arabia (1962).
Depicts Lawrence’s experiences in Arabia during World War I, in particular his attacks on Aqaba and Damascus and his involvement in the Arab National Council. Its themes include Lawrence’s emotional struggles with the personal violence inherent in war, his own identity, and his divided allegiance between his native Britain and its army and his newfound comrades within the Arabian desert tribes.