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Thomas E. Lawrence | Lawrence d'Arabie
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There could be no honor in a sure success, but much might be wrested from a sure defeat.
He served in the Royal Air Force as an enlisted man under the names John Hume Ross and Thomas Edward Shaw. He joined the RAF anonymously for the first time in 1922, but quit due to press publicity. He later joined the Royal Tank Corps, but transferred back to the RAF in 1925. He served 10 years as an enlisted men with the RAF from 1925 until shortly before his death.