T. E. Lawrence was a British Army officer known for his liaison role
during the Sinai and Palestine Campaign and the Arab Revolt against
Ottoman Turkish rule of 1916–1918. The extent and variety of his
activities and associations, and his vivid description of them in writing,
earned him international fame as Lawrence of Arabia, a title which
was used for the 1962 film (Lawrence of Arabia) based on his World
War I activities starring Peter O’Toole. Lawrence was fatally injured
in a motorbike crash in Dorset.