Grand Sharif Hussein

This picture shows Grand Sharif Hussein with one of his sons, the cultured Abdullah who is standing respectfully behind him. Grand Sharif Hussein was the desert patriarch who decided to throw in the lot of his Hashemite family with the British against the Turk. His decision changed the course of Arab history, but it was his other son Feisal whom T.E. Lawrence chose to be the leader of the Arab Revolt.

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