British policeman and NCO served with Palestine Police Force in Palestine, 1939-1946
REEL 1 Recollections of period as policeman and NCO with Palestine Police Force in Palestine, 1939-1946: recruitment to Palestine Police, 1939; contract signed; degree of knowledge of political situation in Palestine; voyage to Palestine; basic training at the Palestine Police Depot, Mount Scopus, Jerusalem; posting to Jaffa; composition of civilian population in Palestine; degree of contact with civilian population; attitude to different sections of civilian population; problem of obtaining information from Jewish sources, 1944-1946; his attitude towards role of British in Palestine.
REEL 2 Continues: memories of declaration of Second World War, 3/9/1939; dealing with Jewish protests in Jaffa and Tel Aviv areas, 1939-1940; political graffiti; problems of having relationship with Jewish woman; duties with Criminal Investigation Department, 1940-1946; political intelligence work; assassination of Jewish policeman; other attacks on police officers; quality of political intelligence; efficiency of Zionist gangs; reaction of Jewish population to killing of police officers at Yale Street, Tel Aviv, 1942; raid on block of flats and his shooting of Yaakov Levstein; shooting of Avraham Stern in Tel Aviv, 12/2/1942; character of Jewish illegal immigration.
REEL 3 Continues: his sympathy for Jewish immigration; conditions on board illegal immigrant ships; problems of discovering illegal immigrants; general standard of handling of population by British colonial police; his attitude towards leaving Palestine, 1946; sight of troops going to attack Vichy French in Syria, 6/1941; military presence in Palestine during Second World War; occasion when he was forced to flee during police raid; character of Jewish/Arab relations within Palestine Police Force; personal sense of danger. Memories of Idi Amin. Attitude to having served with Palestine Police and with Uganda Police.