GERTRUDE BELL

Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine - - THE BIG PICTURE -

English ar­chae­ol­o­gist, writer, and po­lit­i­cal of­fi­cer Bell vol­un­teered with the Red Cross in France. Af­ter the war, she be­came highly in­flu­en­tial in the de­vel­op­ment of Bri­tish pol­icy in the Mid­dle East due to her knowl­edge and con­tacts built up through ex­ten­sive trav­els in Syria, Me­sopotamia, Asia Mi­nor, and the Ara­bian Penin­sula. Through these, she was able to build a unique un­der­stand­ing with lead­ers in the re­gion.

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