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Outline chronology: 1935




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January 1935

Lawrence meets Alexander Korda and persuades him to abandon plans for a film version of Revolt in the Desert.

February 1935

The press learn of Lawrence's impending retirement from the RAF. Having accumulated some entitlement to leave, he sets off from Bridlington on 25 February, five days earlier than the press expect. He travels slowly by bicycle to Clouds Hill, visiting friends on the way.

March 1935

Lawrence arrives at Clouds Hill to find it besieged by journalists and photographers. He leaves immediately and goes into hiding in London, calling himself Mr T. E. Smith. On 15 March he returns home, to find that the cottage is still being watched by cameramen. He contacts various press chiefs and persuades then to call off their reporters.

April 1935

Lawrence returns to Clouds Hill and occupies himself with further improvements.

May 1935

On 13 May Lawrence takes his motorbike to Bovington Post Office to send a parcel of books to a friend and a telegram to Henry Williamson. On his way back to Clouds Hill he swerves to avoid two boy cyclists and is thrown from his machine. He remains in coma for six days and dies on 19 May. He is buried at St Nicholas' Church in Moreton on 21 May.





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