LETTER : Bike or camel?

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The Independent Online
Sir, While agreeing with the sentiments of Peter Metcalfe (letter, 19 June) on the loss to the nation of Lawrence of Arabia's transcripts and possibly his motorcycle, I am not wholly in agreement with his suggestion on the form of a monument to Lawrence astride his Brough Superior 1000.

Lawrence will forever be remembered for his leadership of an Arab irregular army against the Turks. He rode a camel for most of the time, or otherwise in an army Rolls-Royce tender. It would be more fitting if the monument reflected those achievements. Why not Lawrence in Arab dress seated on his camel?


West Wickham, Kent