TE Lawrence book loan

 

An incredibly rare copy of T E Lawrence's 'Seven Pillars' was loaned by RAF College Cranwell to the 'Shifting Sands' exhibition in the National Civil War Centre in Newark.

Whilst based at RAFC Cranwell as AC2 Shaw, Lawrence gave this hand annotated copy of the 'Seven Pillars' to the College library and had it bound as 'The Complete Aircraftsman'. It is believed to be the first time this book has left the College for viewing and is displayed alongside another of Lawrence's books, a first edition of the 'The Mint'.