The diaries of Ronald Baldwin, British Constable in the Palestine Police Force from 1946 to the termination of the British Mandate in 1948.
Sunday, 24 November 2013
21st - 24th November, 1947 - Ron's first days in his new job and a quick trip to see "Gaslight"
Friday, 21st November, 1947
My first day alone in my newly attained position. Johnny left me very clear instructions about
outstanding things so could not go far wrong today.
I even had time to go to the cinema this evening to see Bogart &
Bergman in “Gaslight” it was quite a good story but too long drawn out I
Ever the critic, Ron has actually made a mistake here in that Gaslight starred Charles Boyer not Humphrey Bogart
Saturday, 22nd November, 1947
Work is falling heavier today but so far I have kept my head above
water. Sgt Woods was decent, he did
three special reports for me after I gave him the details that saved typing
time for oddments.
Sunday, 23rd November, 1947
Unfortunately I could not enjoy this day as a rest day as many jobs
were left over from yesterday.
Monday, 24th November, 1947
I find the mornings the busiest time.
First thing is to get the prisoners release from the lock –up typed
& signed by A.S.P. Then any new
crimes reported to division for passing to the Duty Officer & onto H.Q.
Jerusalem. Then the 101 other little
jobs. All the bigger things I leave
until the afternoon when everything is quiet.
The village Arab coming to the station always comes in the early