The diaries of Ronald Baldwin, British Constable in the Palestine Police Force from 1946 to the termination of the British Mandate in 1948.
Thursday, 17 October 2013
18th - 20th August, 1947 - A couple of quiet days then a trip out to Ghore...
Monday, 18th August, 1947
The Palestinians are still bedecked in best civvies today.
Tuesday, 19th August, 1947
Nothing of importance happened today.
Wednesday, 20th August, 1947
An excellent day today.
Went to Ghore via “No Road” past MALEHhot springs with its green valley. In the Ghore the P/I commandeered 3 horses
& we rode down to the Jordan. I expect
to be stiff tomorrow.
Many cups of coffee from the Bedouins.
Excellent lunch from Tubas Muchtar living in a tent in the Ghore. A big “preserving pan” held the meal enough
for 36 men. The guests eat from it first
and then in order of importance down to the boys and then into the next room for
The meal consisted of bread (Arabic) on the bottom then stacks of rice
then a roast lamb on top.
On the way back Paddy shot a Gazelle.
What revelry there will be. First
shot at 400yrds up in the mountain. Everyone
was very happy about this.