Revolt In The Desert


Read by Atul Sharma

(4.3 stars; 3 reviews)

Revolt in the Desert (1924) is a personal account by T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) of the 2 year Arab Revolt during the Great War. Beginning with the rout of King Feisal’s army by the Turks at Medina in 1916, it follows the campaign through to the fall of Damascus in 1918. As the Turks fled northwards, Feisal’s irregular cavalry entered Damascus unopposed, and “the Eastern war, perhaps the whole war, drew to a close”.

The book is an abridgement of his 1919 opus, Seven Pillars of Wisdom, which Winston Churchill described as a “treasure of the English language”, noting that “If Lawrence had never done anything except write this book as a mere work of the imagination his fame would last - to quote Macaulay’s hackneyed phrase - ‘as long as the English language is spoken in any quarter of the globe’…But it is fact, not fiction”. A gripping history of the Arab Insurgency - it tells the story of the Imperial Camel Corps, intrigues within the British Intelligence Services, the courage of the RAF, the sacrifices of the Ghurka and Indian infantry, and the long and bitter campaign that did so much to make the face of the modern Middle East

- Summary by ASharma (14 hr 36 min)

Chapters

Introduction and Foreword 16:12 Read by Atul Sharma
Storrs Goes to Jiddah 17:26 Read by Atul Sharma
Riding Up to Feisal 29:21 Read by Atul Sharma
Feisal and his Levies 23:49 Read by Atul Sharma
Checks Around Yenbo 28:59 Read by Atul Sharma
Feisal Strikes North 35:34 Read by Atul Sharma
Tactics and Politics 36:03 Read by Atul Sharma
Setting Out for Syria 24:59 Read by Atul Sharma
The Veritable Desert 22:42 Read by Atul Sharma
Feasts of the Tribes 26:03 Read by Atul Sharma
Nomads and Nomad Life 28:34 Read by Atul Sharma
Fighting to the Sea 24:36 Read by Atul Sharma
Akaba, Suez, Allenby 15:46 Read by Atul Sharma
Reforming Ourselves 10:53 Read by Atul Sharma
Pricking the Enemy 25:10 Read by Atul Sharma
Mines in the Railway 15:28 Read by Atul Sharma
Victory and Loot 22:24 Read by Atul Sharma
Making Up Our Minds 12:10 Read by Atul Sharma
Across the Line Again 16:47 Read by Atul Sharma
Services and Sermons 20:52 Read by Atul Sharma
Racing to the Bridge 23:44 Read by Atul Sharma
To Catch a Train 19:54 Read by Atul Sharma
Return to the World 24:52 Read by Atul Sharma
Fighting for Tafileh 32:29 Read by Atul Sharma
Winter Shuts Us Down 34:53 Read by Atul Sharma
The Siege of Maan 24:32 Read by Atul Sharma
Dawnay Attacks Shahm 12:15 Read by Atul Sharma
Transport and Supply 23:37 Read by Atul Sharma
Buxton and the I.C.C. 35:27 Read by Atul Sharma
Washing Our Linen 11:15 Read by Atul Sharma
In the Advance Guard 29:55 Read by Atul Sharma
We Cut the Main Lines 31:11 Read by Atul Sharma
Fighting Up and Down 16:40 Read by Atul Sharma
Royal Air Force Help 24:46 Read by Atul Sharma
The Turks Crumple Up 34:00 Read by Atul Sharma
Joining the British 17:36 Read by Atul Sharma
Entry Into Damascus 12:33 Read by Atul Sharma
Jerry-Cabinet-Making 12:43 Read by Atul Sharma