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Wilfred Thesiger

British explorer

1910   -   2003

country of citizenship: United Kingdom
language of expression: English
educated at: Magdalen College, Eton College, St. Aubyns School
occupation: explorer, diplomat, writer, historian, military personnel, photographer
award received: Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire, Distinguished Service Order, Founder’s Medal, Burton Memorial Medal, Fellow of the British Academy, Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature

Sir Wilfred Patrick Thesiger (3 June 1910 – 24 August 2003), also known as Mubarak bin Landan (Arabic: مُبَارَك بِن لَنْدَن‎, the blessed one of London) was a British military officer, explorer, and writer. Thesiger's travel books include Arabian Sands (1959), on his foot and camel crossing of the Empty Quarter of the Arabian Peninsula, and The Marsh Arabs (1964), on his time living with the Marsh Arabs of Iraq.
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Arabian Sands

1959 book by Wilfred Thesiger

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Désert des déserts

author: Wilfred Thesiger

A Vanished World

author: Wilfred Thesiger

Visions of a Nomad

author: Wilfred Thesiger

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