1916, the Great War is raging in Europe. Far away from the trenches, in the sand of the Middle East, war has a very different face. All the grounds of the “land of Damascus”, but also the holy places of Islam, are then in the hands of the Ottoman Empire. The archaeologist Thomas Edward Lawrence, a resourceful adventurer, is an English agent present on site. With a handful of intrepid men, he leads the revolt of the Arabs alongside Sharif Hussein, traditional steward of Mecca and Medina. Using at best the forces at his disposal, he gains the Arabs’ trust and becomes: Lawrence of Arabia.