WAS LAWRENCE OF ARABIA
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
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
THE ARABS BETRAYED
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.
THE 'ACCIDENT' STUNS THE NATION
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,
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.
THE MISSING BLACK CAR
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
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.
LAWRENCE OF ARABIA AND ADOLF HITLER
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.
KEY WITNESS BARRED FROM INQUEST
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.
"WHY DO WE REGARD THE SECOND WORLD WAS AS A SUCCESS?"
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."
KNOWN BY THE COMPANY YOU KEEP
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.