Gerard Leachman: Petersfield's Lawrence of Arabia (digital talk)

12th August, 2020 - 12th August, 2020


Start and end times
7:00pm - 8:30pm

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 pre-recorded digital talk will premiere on our YouTube channel and will be followed by a live Q+A session with the speaker. To be sent the links to both events please email: