The diaries of Ronald Baldwin, British Constable in the Palestine Police Force from 1946 to the termination of the British Mandate in 1948.
Sunday, 20 October 2013
21st -24th August, 1947 - Court, "the last of the gazelle" and a little light police work...
Thursday, 21st August, 1947
Went to Nablus to the trial of Mohd. Rajah Mustapha. I was not called to give evidence as the
Judge was quite confident the man was telling lies.
He got 6 months & his licence on his last case taken and a further
12 months in its place.
Friday, 22nd August, 1947
Very quiet day today.
We saw the last of the Gazelle today.
 Is he saying what I think he's saying? "Saw" the last of the gazelle - hmmm!
Saturday, 23rd August, 1947
Nothing very much doing today.
Sarg. asked me if I would like to go with him on a patrol
tonight. To make a change from the
office I said I would.
We went to Tubas by truck.
McShannon & I caught a fellow on a horse carrying 25 cartridges in
his saddle bags.
Sgt. Got two lots of contraband from some shops.
Tubas Police Station - Apologies for the poor quality of this photo but I think you can see the rough terrain through which the two 'Nablus Boys' have hiked...
Sunday, 24th August, 1947
A very quiet day.
We were very surprised to see two of the Nablus Boys turn up at lunch
time they had just walked from Nablus straight across country in 2 hours. Quite an achievement and one I should not
like to undertake, not over those mountains.