Gerard Leachman: Petersfield's Lawrence of Arabia

20th August, 2020 - 20th August, 2020

Museum Member: £5.00
Non Member: £6.00
On the door: £7.00

Start and end times
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Meet Gerard Leachman. A professional soldier, decorated Boer War veteran, explorer and political officer referred to by some as ‘Petersfield’s Lawrence of Arabia’ this talk will examine his life as a Boys’ Own adventurer, friend and enemy of the Arabs and war hero.

Find out how close he came to changing the outcome of the neglected Mesopotamian campaign in WW1, the part he played in Saddam Hussein’s propaganda machine and the reasons behind his assassination near Fallujah, Iraq, 100 years ago at the age of just 40.

This talk takes place at the Petersfield Community Center. 

Book tickets online or call us on 01730 262601

Date Tickets Venue Starts Book
Thu 20th Aug
Petersfield Community Center
7:00pm Register