Never-before-seen photos of the Arab Revolt have come to light to reveal Lawrence of Arabia had help from a plucky band of British troops as well as the native tribesmen.
War hero T.E Lawrence famously led local guerrilla forces across the desert in World War One by dressing as an Arab to build a rapport with them.
The photos feature in a new book which sheds new light on Lawrence’s achievements in the Middle East.
As well as fighting alongside Arabs, Lawrence was also supported by his own countrymen who followed his lead in adopting traditional native headdress.
The photos had been tucked away in the private photo albums of the descendants of soldiers who fought alongside Lawrence during the campaign.
One historic photo shows Lawrence and his driver sitting in a Rolls Royce in Marjeh Square in Damascus after it was captured in October 1918.
Another documents the dramatic moment a water tower and windmill pump are blown up in the desert.
The troops can be seen training with huge mountain guns and changing the tyres of their Rolls Royce armoured cars.
There are snaps of the top secret ‘X Flight’, a small group of planes used by Lawrence and his company to carry out missions including bombing Turkish railway lines, cutting off supply routes and telegraph wires.
And photos of the future King of Iraq Emir Faisal’s army who fought alongside Lawrence during the campaign.