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Thursday, July 13, 2006

Gertrude Bell, a Masterful Spy and Diplomat

As reported by Jamie Tarabay for National Public Radio, today marks 80 years since one of Great Britain’s leading diplomats and spies, Gertrude Bell, was buried in Iraq. Bell was the first woman to receive a history degree at Oxford University and many consider her to be one of the most influential figures contributing to the founding of modern Iraq after World War I.

To read Bell’s written observations of Iraq and its people, click here


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