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The legendary Gertrude Bell in Burma in early 1903
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Gertrude Bell, the near legendary British adventurer, archeologist, administrator, and spy (apparently to be played by Angelina Jolie in an upcoming Ridley Scott bio-pic) - spent a couple of weeks in Burma in early 1903. Very little survives from the trip except a few letters home and this photograph, of a Burmese girl, taken by Gertrude Bell herself. The girl is said to be Traditional Dance Performer Ma Htwe Lay.
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