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  Gertrude Bell 19 November 2004  
Photograph shows Gertrude Bell and Fattuh in June 1907 at their camp in Deghile, Turkey. Image courtesy of The Gertrude Bell Project at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne Library.
Adventurer, archaeologist and Arabist

Gertrude Bell was an advisor to Lloyd George and Winston Churchill, a confidante of sheikhs in Iraq during the First World War, and a close friend of Lawrence of Arabia.

Martha talks to Gertrude's biographer Victor Winstone and discovers Bell's life and achievements, not least her role in choosing Iraq's first king and setting up the National Library and Museum in Baghdad.

Gertrude Bell by H.V.F. Winstone is published by Barzan Publishing Ltd £19.95 ISBN 09547728-0-6

The Gertrude Bell Project

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