|Winston Churchill and T. E. Lawrence, 1921
As Secretary of State for the Colonies (1921-1922) Churchill played a large role in determining the fate of the territories that had been detached from the Ottoman Empire after World War I. This photograph shows him during the Cairo Conference (1921), walking with T. E. Lawrence-"Lawrence of Arabia." During this conference Churchill helped establish the government, ethnic composition, and political boundaries of Iraq and other portions of the Middle East.
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