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

Posted on May 18th, 2013 by The British Newspaper Archive

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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