ME01A Lawrence and surrendering Turk
Thomas Gunn LOA001A Lawrence of Arabia on camel with surrendering Turkish officer.
Limited edition of 200.
The British war in the Middle East seems to have been largely ignored by 1/30th manufacturers and TG was keen to address this forgotten war! Starting off the range is a British icon who in some ways sums up the typical eccentric British academic of the period drafted into the army – T.E Lawrence! Of course Lawrence was a very unique character in a lot of ways not so typical of the English officer class! In this beautifully crafted diorama, Lawrence takes the surrender of a Turkish soldier in the A version. Thomas Gunn based this scene on the battle of Tafas where in the 1962 film Lawrence shouts ‘No prisoners’ as his Arab troops move forward to attack a retreating Turkish column. The Turkish force had recently butchered the inhabitants of Tafas and were beating a hasty retreat before the Arabs arrived. The only Axis troops to escape the following battle were 3 cars containing German/Austrian machine gunners. All the other German and Turkish combatants were massacred including 250 troops who surrendered but to no avail and who were put to the sword by the Arabs.
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