Lawrence (Aircraftsman Shaw) lived in my town when he served in the RAF & his white cottage is only half a mile from where I live's pictured at the end of this article ...oddly enough my father was stationed in Egypt & Palestine 1932-43 but never came across Weizman but had many a battle with both Arabs and the Irgun and although Weizman did get his wish, I doubt Lawrence would have been totally satisfied with the way things turned out in 1948....enjoyed your piece Steve