British policeman erved with Palestine Police Force in Jenin, Palestine, 1941-1944; NCO served with Palestine Police Force in Jerusalem, Palestine, 1944-1948
REEL 1 Background in Hertford, GB, 1918-1939: family; education; employment. Recollections of period as policeman with Palestine Police Force in Jenin, Palestine, 1941-1944: background to volunteering for Palestine Police Force after service with British Army, 1941; voyage from aboard RMS Samaria and SS Nieuw Amsterdam from GB to Palestine, 5/1941; training at Mount Scopus Training Depot in Jerusalem; relations between Jews and Arabs in Jenin area; incident when Inspector John Weekes was mortally wounded by Arab smuggler, 24/9/1941; attitude to serving in Jenin, 1941-1944; start of Jewish insurrection, 1943. Recollections of period as NCO with Palestine Police Force in Jerusalem, Palestine, 1944-1948: posting to Mear A Sharim area of Jerusalem; illegal issue of posters by Zionist groups; death of three Criminal Investigation Department (CID) officers by Zionist booby-trap, 1945; ambush of Jewish bus by Arabs at Nashashibi Corner; second Arab attack on Jewish bus in southern Palestine; sight of King David Hotel being blown up, 22/7/1946.
REEL 2 Continues: duties at mortuary after King David Hotel explosion, 7/1946; how he obtained his role as personal escort to High Commissioner of Palestine, Sir Harold MacMichael, 7/1944; ambush of Sir Harold MacMichael at Kilo 4 near Jerusalem, 8/1944; role as escort to Lord John Gort then General Sir Alan Cunningham; memories of Lord John Gort; attending Victory Parade in London, 8/6/1946; last posting to Old City of Jerusalem, 1948; effects of illegal Jewish immigration into Palestine; attitude towards leaving Palestine, 1948.