The Forgotten Story of 'Gertrude of Arabia,' Who Created Modern Iraq

She rode camels alongside Churchill and T.E. Lawrence, and questioned the wisdom of the Balfour Declaration. Now, 90 years after her death, Gertrude Bell is back in the spotlight.

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On the evening of July 11, 1926, Gertrude Bell took an overdose of sleeping pills and tranquilizers in her Baghdad home and fell asleep. Her lifeless body was discovered early on the morning of July 12, two...