T.E Lawrence was undoubtedly one of the British Empire's iconic giants. He was an adventurer without equal in an age when great men were already ten a penny! His is a half-forgotten age of chivalry and derring do. This erudite graduate of Oxford University was engaged in archaeological explorations in Syria when World War One was unleashed upon the world and he was soon attached to British Forces in the Middle East.

His exploits as a guerrilla leader behind Turkish lines, and numerous acts of sabotage and diversion, soon became legendary and he quickly became a national hero. His adoption of Arab dress, with flowing robes and head-dress with Arabic daggers in his belt added to the legend of this gallant mystical warrior.

His mission was to stir up trouble among the Arab nations against the then Turkish Ottoman Empire which was allied to the German nation. Lawrence was held in the highest of esteem, Winston Churchill among many other notables was unstinting in his admiration. Books and articles about his exploits were eagerly awaited.


When the war ended the heroic figure disappeared into obscurity. He was known to be very disappointed in the terms of the Balfour Declaration which betrayed Arab interests in favour of the unfair Jewish-inspired claim to Palestinian homeland, which was to become Israel.

Living quietly in his austere Dorset cottage he at first wrote an account of his wartime experiences among his Arab friends, but then enlisted in the RAF as a humble aircraftsman. Such was his maverick temperament and keen intellect that he found it difficult to mix and was disliked by jealous fellow servicemen and his commanding officers.

As a 'ranker' Lawrence remained an enigmatic brooding figure who remained tacitly in contact with those in the highest political and military circles, as well as with literary giants of his age. In respect of the latter he carried on voluminous correspondence. Such a national hero holding strong views could easily have become a thorn in the side of the establishment, and many believed this is what happened.


Years of apparent obscurity passed by and then in May 1935 Britain was stunned by the news that their desert hero had been fatally injured when he crashed his 1,000cc Brough Superior motorbike near his cottage home at Bovington, Devon.

Press reports at the time claimed that Lawrence had swerved to avoid two cycling schoolboys. That sadly he couldn't avoid hitting one of whom was seriously injured. It was then that the plot thickened.

Years later evidence relating to the crash that had hitherto been suppressed began to surface. Revealed were the vital clues to a mysterious black car that had been deliberately ignored at Lawrence's strange 'official' inquest, at the insistence of MI5 the British secret service.


Rodney Legg, a Dorset historian in a book written about the war hero's death, claims that the mysterious black car was in fact driven by MI5 hit men who had deliberately knocked Lawrence off his bike. Legg claimed he had unearthed startling new evidence that Lawrence was a victim of what was euphemistically called 'The old firm', and there were important reasons for this.

Actually this wasn't new evidence and suspicions of a similar nature had been doing the rounds since the hero's death. The background to events may provide far more than circumstantial evidence that he was murdered by the state apparatus.

T.E Lawrence was a very close friend of Henry Williamson, the renowned Nobel Prize winner, author of Tarka the Otter and numerous articles in which he recounted his experiences in Flanders during World War One. Like so many others of his generation and experiences, Williamson had emerged as an unrepentant admirer of the German servicemen and their country.


In common with many great contemporary intellectuals such as Robert Graves the equally revered author was determined that Britain should never again engage in a fratricidal war with the German side of our Aryan family of nations.

He was also a close friend and admirer of Sir Oswald Mosley and active in the British Union of Fascists, a decided threat to both the British establishment and to the Jewish/Marxist quest for world power.

It is highly significant that at the time of the crash Lawrence was on his way to visit Williamson at his home in North Devon. They had arranged a meeting to discuss details of a proposed meeting with Adolf Hitler. The German Chancellor was similarly apprehensive about the British war lobby's sabre rattling.

Equally significant, T.E Lawrence, still a national hero, was about to declare himself publicly as a Mosley supporter and join the ranks of the BUF with many other ex-servicemen. The adherence of such a famed national hero to the one party that stood against war would undoubtedly have been a huge boost to the fortunes of the Mosley movement. This was the last thing the war lobby wanted.


After the crash the two schoolboys were kept under hospital surveillance for sometime after the 'accident'. One of them had been knocked unconscious and later claimed to remember nothing. The other claimed to have heard the motorbike approaching behind them but hadn't looked around, which seems peculiar. Even more unusually the parents of both boys were denied access to their cildren for some days.

What is of decisive importance in solving the mystery of Lawrence's sudden death is that the manufacturer of the Brough motorcycle discovered flecks of black paint on Lawrence's machine, which could have only come from a motorcar? This confirmed that a black car had been involved in the crash.

But, the motorbike maker, according to his claims made years later, had been ordered by MI5 to keep his lips firmly closed about this. Brough's widow also later confirmed in a letter that her husband had been pressurised not to mention the fragments of black paint, and he was told that he was not to attend the inquest.


Equally controversially the investigation into Lawrence's death was not conducted by the local police, the normal procedure, but by MI5 officials who surrounded Bovington military camp where the inquest was held. One can only wonder why such extreme measures were taken for what was claimed to be a simple accident. What was there to hide?

Nevertheless, one serving soldier stationed at Bovington did claim to have seen a black car at the scene of the accident. This soldier, Private Catchpole, was so unnerved by his cross examination or subsequent events that he conveniently shot himself.


The historian who asked this question, John Charmley went on to say: "If I was fought to save Poland's independence it failed. If it was fought to keep totalitarianism out of Europe it failed. If it was fought to keep Britain an independent power it failed."


One of Winston Churchill's first acts upon becoming (un- elected) Primer Minister in May 1940 was to halt all intelligence surveillance on Soviet suspects. This led to the wholesale infiltration of MI5 and MI6 by the Russians throughout the 1940s. Britain's head of MI6/SIS in the Iberian Peninsular was none other than the notorious British-Soviet spy, Kim Philby.


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