‘Lawrence of Arabia: Man, Movie and Myth’ – John Peaty.
19 Nov

Lawrence was probably the most remarkable officer to have served in the British Army during the Great War, and the most famous. What most people know about Lawrence and the Arab Revolt is derived from an epic 1962 movie, which is great cinema but poor history. Dr Peaty will try to disentangle the man from the myth, examine the various portrayals of Lawrence and try to explain how a junior British Army officer became, next to Mao, the most famous guerrilla leader the world has ever known.

“Lawrence was a remarkable man, with a remarkable life – it really didn’t need ‘sexing up’ by Hollywood...”

Wolverton Working Men’s Social Club, 49 - 50, Stratford Road, Wolverton, MK12 5LS
19 Nov 2021 19:30