of the T. E. Lawrence Society
, No. 1 Spring 1991
by Jeremy Wilson
Wilson: 'A. W. Lawrence, 1900 - 1991' (7)
tribute to A. W. Lawrence, who died on Easter Sunday 1990, discussing
his role as T.E. Lawrence's literary executor.
Lynch: 'Eleven Hundred Miles on the
Lawrence Trail' [retracing Lawrence's French cycling tour of 1908] (8-20)
of a cycle tour in France in 1990 that retraced the first part of the
route taken by Lawrence in August 1908. Illustrated with photographs of
some of the buildings also photographed by Lawrence.
Beauvais Cathedral, interior, and
Carcassonne, photographed in 1990 by Nick Lynch
Chapman: 'Lawrence as archaeologist' (21-29)
Chapmen, Executive Secretary of the Palestine Exploration Fund,
considers Lawrence's developing career as an archaeologist before the
First World War.
J. Flavell: 'T. E. Lawrence and the Bodleian' (30-42)
Flavell, Assistant Librarian at the Bodleian Library, discusses
Lawrence's roles as a Bodleian reader and benefactor.
G Hogarth: 'Mecca's revolt against the Turk' (43-56)
G. Hogarth contributed significantly to British policy in the Middle
East during and after the First World War, he left no memoirs. Articles
such as this 1920 contribution to the American Century Magazine
therefore have permanent interest.
Anon: 'Interview with Colonel
Lawrence', from The
Globe, 12.12.1918 (57-59)
Lawrence's interview with The Globe has not previously been
reprinted. It has historical interest, not merely as the first known press interview he gave after the war, but also because of the modesty
he shows and the tributes he paid to other participants in the Arab Revolt.
Wilson: 'An Appeal from Damascus: the
Mohammed Abdulla Bassam Affair' (60-67)
episode documented from files in the Public Record Office (includes two
hitherto unpublished Lawrence letters).
G Beauforte-Greenwood: 'Notes on the
introduction to the RAF of high-speed craft' (68-75)
W. E. G. Beauforte-Greenwood was head of the Air Ministry Marine Branch.
He was responsible for introducing high-speed motor-boats to the RAF,
and for Lawrence's work in that field.
Ronald Storrs: 'Oriental
originally published in 1939.
Brown: 'An introduction to the BBC 1962
documentary "T. E. Lawrence: 1888-1935".' (79-84)
history of the making of this important documentary, which was the only
occasion that anyone tried to interview on film a representative
selection of people who had known Lawrence.
Wilson: 'Documentary Proof or Wishful
Thinking: Lawrence James on the Deraa Episode' (85-88)
rebuttal of the sensational claim by Lawrence James, in The Golden
Warrior, to have discovered a document that proved that Lawrence
could not have been at Deraa on 21 November 1917.
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