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The Death of ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ – 19 May 1935

On 19 May 1935, T.E. Lawrence (‘Lawrence of Arabia’) died at Bovington Military Camp in Dorset, five days after fracturing his skull in a motorcycle accident – he was 46 years old.

The Archive contains 100s of stories about Thomas Edward Lawrence, including many reports of his amazing exploits during World War One.

Here is a fascinating newspaper report about the life and death of Lawrence, published just one day after he died.

historical newspaper story about Lawrence of Arabia

Nottingham Evening Post – Monday 20 May 1935

Image © Northcliffe Media Limited. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000321/19350520/001/0001

historical newspaper story about Lawrence of Arabia

Nottingham Evening Post – Monday 20 May 1935

Image © Northcliffe Media Limited. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000321/19350520/025/0007

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