German movie poster for Lawrence of Arabia.
T.E. Lawrence on the cover of TIME magazine, 1932.
T.E. Lawrence at the Imperial War Museum
A reader recently e-mailed the Imperial War Museum in London for information about T.E. Lawrence displays and the location of his Brough Superior motorcycle. Here is the response she received, which I wanted to re-post for those of you interested in visiting the Imperial War Museum:
As you may know, the Museum is undergoing major refurbishment to create new First World War galleries that will show more of our collections than ever before and tell a much wider history of the conflict on the battle and home fronts.
I am pleased to be able to tell you that TE Lawrence will be in the new galleries, however, at the moment I am not sure what the final selection of objects will be. As we move closer to reopening the Museum in July, this information will be confirmed and more widely available. Please don’t hesitate to check out our website www.iwm.org.uk or email again nearer your visit in October for more details.
The motorcycle that was on display here wasn’t, regrettably, ever in the museum collections. It is in private ownership. The owner very generously lent it to the museum for a number of years. When the museum closed for rebuilding, the loan agreement came to a close and it was returned. I am pleased to say it is still regularly displayed by the owner at events and in other exhibitions and displays about the life of TE Lawrence.
T.E. Lawrence (on left) with his brothers Will, Robert, and Frank.