Blog: Lawrence of Arabia and the Light Horse
The papers of General Sir Henry George Chauvel are one of the highlights of the Memorial's written collections. This collection contains numerous correspondence exchanged between “Harry” Chauvel and his family and also includes two spectacular, large leather bound, gold embossed, scrap books created by Lady Chauvel after the war. The volumes document Chauvel’s military engagements during the war and offer an insight into his actions and thoughts. They contain a selection of his letters, hand transcribed by his wife, as well as photographs, maps, field message notes and news cuttings.
The following interesting exchange between C. E. W. Bean (Australia's Official Historian for the First World War) and TE Lawrence was found a while ago when we started researching our exhibition.
It was found in an official record series: AWM 43 'Official History, 1914-18 War, biographical and other research files'.