The Life of T.E. Lawrence
Alec Guinness as T.E. Lawrence in the play Ross: A Dramatic Portrait. You can find a free downloadable copy of the play here: https://archive.org/details/rossadramatic001479mbp

Alec Guinness as T.E. Lawrence in the play Ross: A Dramatic Portrait. You can find a free downloadable copy of the play here: https://archive.org/details/rossadramatic001479mbp

T.E. Lawrence on the cover of TIME magazine, 1932.

T.E. Lawrence on the cover of TIME magazine, 1932.

The fireplace and mantle in the music room at Clouds Hill.

The fireplace and mantle in the music room at Clouds Hill.

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.

T.E. Lawrence (on left) with his brothers Will, Robert, and Frank.

T.E. Lawrence on his Brough Superior motorcycle. 

Source: http://www.lookandlearn.com/blog/3863/lawrence-of-arabia-death-of-a-freedom-fighter/

T.E. Lawrence on his Brough Superior motorcycle.

Source: http://www.lookandlearn.com/blog/3863/lawrence-of-arabia-death-of-a-freedom-fighter/

T.E. Lawrence on left.

T.E. Lawrence on left.

Do you personally believe everything Lawrence wrote in his book the Seven Pillars of Wisdom? I read that there is a debate over the whole Deraa scene.
Anonymous

Seven Pillars of Wisdom was written several years after the war and I’m sure due to the passage of time and Lawrence’s tendency to exaggerate and glorify, there are likely some inaccuracies. In addition, the book was actually written three times. The first draft of the book was lost at a train station and Lawrence had to rewrite the entire book from start to finish. The second draft was burned because he felt it was a failure. He did keep a journal and notes during the war, which he used to guide his memories, but he destroyed many of these notes after the completion of his first (lost) draft, which means that the second two drafts were probably less accurate.

Am I the only one hoping that someday the lost first manuscript turns up in a British attic somewhere?

As for the Deraa scene, you can read my feelings about it from a previous question: http://telawrence.com/post/59102038678/was-lawrence-tortured-when-captured

Was Lawrence the shortest out of his brothers?
Anonymous

I believe that he was!