Dorset Churches

St Martins Church (full name St Martin-on-the-Walls) is best known for the life-sized recumbent effigy of T E Lawrence in full Arab dress. Eric Kennington, who was the official war artist for the First and Second World Wars, carved it out of Purbeck marble and Portland stone between 1936 and 1939. Lawrence is wearing a headdress and holding camel whips, two books: the Greek Anthology of Verse & the Oxford Book of English Verse and a dagger given to him by Prince Faisal.

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