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November 1

In 1941, German death squads assembled in Athens. After they linked up with all-conquering General Erwin Rommel, they planned to execute a key phase of the Final Solution - in Palestine, the ancestral home of Jewry. Retired Colonel T.E. Lawrence was summoned to Number 10 Downing Street. Prime Minister Winston Churchill was under extreme pressure from Zionist, and he once again turned to the Loose Cannon.


November 6
In 1941, retired Colonel T.E. Lawrence met with Winston Churchill plus Zionists Chaim Herzog and Aaron Aarohnson. All four delegates were very much aware that the Arab nation had turned against the British Government as a result of the betrayal of the Arab Revolt. Yet they agreed to a radical plan. Lawrence would travel to Cairo where he would attempt to 'turn' the Egyptian Officer Cadre who were leaking signal intelligence to General Erwin Rommel. The 'Keys to Rebecca' would be used to lead the Afrika Corps into an ambush before they could overrun North Afrika.


November 7
In 1941, reactivated Colonel T.E. Lawrence flew out of RAF Northolt en route to Cairo. His mission was to 'turn' the Egyptian Officer Cadre who were leaking signal intelligence to General Erwin Rommel. The 'Keys to Rebecca' would be used to lead the Afrika Corps into an ambush before they could overrun North Afrika. Privately, Lawrence doubted the plan - for professional reasons. After all Gamal Abdul Nasser and Anwar Sadat were virulently anti-British. They might even side with the Mufti of Jerusalem, a Nazi sympathizer who had no problem with extending the Final Solution into Palestine - an enabler for a United Arab Republic.


November 8
In 1941, the RAF plane carrying reactivated Colonel T.E. Lawrence to Cairo flew over the Mediterranean. His mission was to 'turn' the Egyptian Officer Cadre who were leaking signal intelligence to General Erwin Rommel. The 'Keys to Rebecca' would be used to lead the Afrika Corps into an ambush before they could overrun North Afrika. Privately, Lawrence doubted the plan - for personal reasons also. Churchill had said rightly that he was neither a young man, nor a well man. He was fifty-odd, and only half the man that had survived the motorbike accident at Clouds Hill.


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