British policeman with Palestine Police in Palestine, 1945-1948
REEL 1 Background in Liverpool, 1926-1939: family; education. Aspects of period as schoolboy living in Liverpool, 1939-1945: evacuation from Liverpool to Bangor and Llanfairfechan, 1939 ; memories of Liverpool Blitz living in Anfield, 5/1941; reasons for applying for RAF, 1943. Recollections of period with Palestine Police in Palestine, 1945- 1948: background to joining police; early 1945; arrival in Haifa, 6/1945; service with Palestine Mobile Force in Jenin area; attitude to discouragement to using own initiative in Palestine Mobile Force; transfer to regular force; his stationing at Kiriyat Hyam, Haifa area, 11/1945; influence of Jewish muktar in Kiriyat Hyam; Zionist ambush of Arab arms convoy on Acre-Haifa road, 3/1948; consequences of Zionist grenade attack on Arab coffee drinkers, 11/1947.
REEL 2 Continues: sight of Jewish bodies killed in revenge attacks after grenade throwing incident, 11/1947; army killing of Haganah insurgents attempting to crash through road block in Kiriyat Hyam, 2/1946; dealing with first murder case at Ibillin, 2/1946; a Jewish process server who worked as Zionist agent; escorting illegal Jewish immigrants at Athlit, 7/1945; character of Zionist prisoners from Acre Prison, 5/1947; story illustrating esprit de corps in Palestine Police; relations with army in Kiriyat Hyam area; contrast between police and army policing of villages.
REEL 3 Continues: leaving Palestine, 5/1948; problems of policing in virtual war situation, 11/1947-5/1948; killing of police officer at Barclay's Bank in Jerusalem, 4/1948. Question of why he did not go to Malaya after service in Palestine.