Was Lawrence of Arabia murdered? Film-maker who is investigating conspiracy theory that hero was killed in shadowy British intelligence plot wants to dig up site of 1935 bike crash
- First World War hero died after crash near his home in Dorset in 1935
- The hero of 1917 Arab Revolt in swerved to avoid boys who were riding bicycles
- But Mark Griffin believes Lawrence may have been murdered
- His new film, Lawrence After Arabia, delves into the conspiracy theory
- He is leading a team of experts to investigate the scene of the hero’s crash
By HARRY HOWARD, HISTORY CORRESPONDENT FOR MAILONLINE
PUBLISHED: 03:23 EDT, 14 October 2021 | UPDATED: 04:49 EDT, 14 October 2021
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A filmmaker wants to excavate the site of Lawrence of Arabia’s fatal motorcycle crash in the hope of finding evidence that might prove he was murdered.
The First World War hero was riding his beloved Brough Superior bike near his home in Dorset in 1935 when he is said to have swerved to avoid two schoolboys on their bikes.
Lawrence, whose full name was Thomas Edward Lawrence, was thrown off the machine and died from head injuries six days later.
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Mr Griffin believes that the hero of the Arab Revolt in 1917 may have been killed on the orders of the British intelligence community after powerful figures opposed Sir Winton Churchill’s alleged desire to appoint him to head up the domestic intelligence service.
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Wow, there was a “deep state” in England even at that time. It is well-known that Lawrence was not a “member of the club”.
Wonder if they can find anything of probative value.
Interesting that the accident scene hasn’t been paved over. Very sloppy of the conspirators not to run a super highway over it.
I’d have to label this particular Conspiracy Theory as “possible, but speculative”.