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Perspective: Jeremy Wilson on Mousa and Aldington Points of View

Excerpt from Jeremy Wilson’s Lawrence of Arabia, Note 13, Pages 1054-5

“The capture of Akaba proved so important to the Arab Revolt that anti Lawrence polemicists (e.g. Aldington) and some Arab historians (e.g. Mousa) have done their best to deny him credit for the successful plan to capture Wadi Itm. However, there can be very little doubt that Lawrence was responsible for the essentials of this scheme, although he had to rely on local Arab knowledge and Arab tribal forces for the detailed planning and execution.”