Incidentally there were two manufacturers had models called the SS100 - Brough and Jaguar... post 1945 the jaguar was canned or renamed (im not sure which) because of the connotations of the SS moniker.If you take a look at that Brough Superior SS100, that's the same model of Brough that T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) was killed on in 1935.
Jaguar were known as SS Jaguar pre-war, I dont know why - but at that time they were an independant company. Later they became part of BLMC which became British Leyland and later still Austin Rover (although by that time Jaguar were decidedly unrelated unless you forced the point... sadly their electrical systems werent..)Jaguar used to be called the "SS Motors" or somesuch no?
LOL, bless you ebmveganeDJ, you are a wealth of information. You are a true Renaissance man.
That and the fact he was considered to have 'gone native' at the time - which was frowned upon by the PTB.LOL, bless you ebmvegan
I've studied Colonol Lawrence since school days. His book "The Seven Pillars of Wisdom" was back then my first effort in trying to understand the Mid East and his vision for assisting it's transition into modern times. Also a map he created
to redefine it's boarders may have enabled a more stable & ful region today, yet the status accorded to his lower rank in the military then lead his ranking officers to unconsciously dismiss his genius for that theater of WW1.
Interesting that.That and the fact he was considered to have 'gone native' at the time - which was frowned upon by the PTB.
It wasnt so much that they just dismissed it, there was a fair chunk of 'thats not what we want to happen' mixed in there too. The British had promised so many people ownership of the same bits of land that by the end of the war they didnt know whether they were coming or going - sadly thats the way it has stayed ever since out that way.
I love history, but one of the things I dont like so much about it is that generally the devious/nasty/generally unpleasant get away with it and leave innocents to pick up the pieces (or in the case of the middle east - be the pieces)