The diaries of Ronald Baldwin, British Constable in the Palestine Police Force from 1946 to the termination of the British Mandate in 1948.
Wednesday 30 October 2013
16th - 19th September, 1947 - Settling in at Nablus, Ron finds the work somewhat more demanding on his fingers!
Tuesday, 16th September, 1947
Still settling in today. I have
to learn to typewrite as all correspondence is typewritten here. What a difference to the Tubas methods. There I had the office to myself &
Mohd. Here the station sarg shares
half. There are files & books
everywhere. I think I shall settle down
one day but it is very much more of a rush than it ever was in Tubas.
Wednesday, 17th September, 1947
I have been doing a lot of typewriting today and put a lot of old
cases straight. When I see what is done
here I see what pointless trouble we took in Tubas.
Thursday, 18th September, 1947
I go to the office at eight and finish for lunch about 12.45pm.
Conway the B/C. ‘I’ has told me that he never gets back
again till 4pm so I need not.
Then we finish for the evening anytime after 5.30pm.
Friday, 19th September, 1947
I wrote in all the new cases today, cases ranging from attempted
murder to affray with 25 accuseds.