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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.Program Website
Gertrude Bell arrives in Constantinople on May 20, 1914.
On her journey to Hail in 1914, Gertrude Bell meets the Howeitat Tribe.
In a letters to her parents, Gertrude describes the beauty of the Tigris River at dusk.
Gertrude Bell questions the British occupation of Iraq in 1917.
Gertrude Bell is apprehensive toward the outcome of the Paris Peace Conference in 1916.
Gertrude Bell returns to the archaeological site of Babylon in 1918.
Winston Churchill, Gertrude Bell, T.E. Lawrence, and others meet at the Cairo Conference.