Five Thousand Kilometres Through France

In the trail of the Young Lawrence of Arabia



The Society of Antiquaries

The Society of Antiquaries, an august institution in Central London, owns a series of photographs taken by the young TE Lawrence, many of them on the cycle journeys that this website is concerned with.

Lawrence of Arabia - the film

David Lean’s film Lawrence of Arabia, released in 1962 and starring Peter O’Toole, Alec Guiness and Omar Sharif.

The Bodleian Library

The Bodleian Library in Oxford holds many of the documents left behind by TE Lawrence. They hold documents owned by the Seven Pillars of Wisdom Trust, into which Lawrence’s manuscripts were put by his brother.

The Young Lawrence of Arabia, by Anthony Sattin

A very readable biography of TE Lawrence up to the time that he was comissioned into military intelligence in the First World War.