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Author Name:    BROWNE, Gary F

Title:   To Serve and Protect : The Newfoundland Constabulary on the Home Front World War Two. First Edition

Publisher:    DRC Publishing, St. John's, 2008, ISBN:9780978343491 

Seller ID:   111919

BROWNE, Gary F. "To Serve and Protect": The Newfoundland Constabulary on the Home Front World War Two. (St. John's : DRC Publishing, 2008). First Printing. Pp i-xviii,1-273,(5). Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated blue card covers."This scintillating text allows the reader a glimpse into the life of a (R oyal) Newfoundland Constabulary police officer during the war years. It provides a window on the role and work of police officers that spans the province from coast to coast. Each chapter captures within it a vision of the trials, tribulations, and triumphs associated with police work during a difficult period in our history. To Serve and Protect: The Newfoundland Constabulary on the Home Front World War Two will engage the reader, future students, and academic researchers, to further investigate the history of the 'thin blue line.' I believe this text will be a major impetus for future research and dissemination of the history of one of the world's most historic police forces. A significant piece of work, which will challenge all readers to remember and honour the history of those who have pledged to serve and protect us." (Professor Robert Shea, quoted on the back cover). "An intriguing, informative and well researched read about the role of the Newfoundland Constabulary on the Home Front during the years of the Second World War. Gary Browne has unearthed fasciiinating and never before told stories of spies and espionage, tales that will keep the reader transfixed from beginning to end." (from the back cover). Contents : 1. Young Trouters Hook Spy; 2. Early History of the Newfoundland Constabulary; 3. Pre-World War Two; 4. Constabulary Re-organization; 5. "Secret Document"; 6. Defence Scheme; 7. Action for War; 8. War Begins; 9. Royal Visit; 10. First War Action; 11. Prisoners of War; 12. Constabulary Increases Personnel; 13. Constabulary Assists Military; 14. "Loose Lips Sink Ships"; 15. Alien Registration; 16. Inspector Michael Mahoney; 17. In-Service Training School; 18. Friendly Invasion Begins; 19. Lots of work but; 20. Serving Justice; 21. Anti-Submarine Net Installed; 22. 1940; 23. Internment Camp at Victoria, Carbonear; 24. Official Concerns-Occupation French Islands; 25. Wartime "Blackout"; 26. Russell-Police Commander at Bell Island; 27. Home Guard; 28. Gander - Crucial to Allied Victory; 29. Recreational and Hostel Facilities; 30. The Caribou Hut; 31.Military Police; 32. 1941; 33. Building Bases. 34. American Troops Arrive; 35. Criminal Jurisdiction - Serious Issue; 36. "Civilian Ruffians" Assault Servicemen; 37. Lock-up Riddled by Machine-gun Fire; 38. Military Police H ut; 39. Echoes from the War Beat; 40. Banting Dies in Questionable Bomber Crash; 41. "Secret" Security Memorandum; 42. U.S. Facilities on Signal Hill Cause Challenges; 43. Roads, rails and phones; 44. 1941 - Busy Year for Police; 45. Wartime Policing - St. Bride's; 46. Policing at Bay Bulls; 47. TopSecret Arrival; 48. Mysterious Ship Arrives St. John's; 49. "Prize of War" seized near Argentia; 50. Constable Bill Daey; 51. 1942; 52. Lieutenant Co lonel J.R.E. Guild Arrives; 53. Guild's First Report; 54. Using Batons; 55.U-Boat Sinks Ships Near Bell Island; 56. Sabotage in St. John's Harbour; 5 7. The Caribou Sinking; 58. Fear, Anxiety and Paranoia; 59. Police Harbour Patrol; 60. Knights of Columbus Fire; 61. Busy Times Continue; 62. Polish Sailors Storm Police Lock-Up; 63. Government House and Other Police Matters;64. The Ghost of St. Mary's Bank; 65. Mysterious Boom at Fox Island; 66. 1 943; 67. Guild's Second Report; 68. Portuguese Fleet a Security Concern; 69. Sinking of Dorchester; 70. City Council Complains; 71. Remove Finnish Aliens; 72. Spies and Espionage; 73. Maurice Metal; 74. Change in Biackout Regulations; 75. Guild's Third Security Report; 76. Military Security for St. Lawrence and Deer Lake; 77. Praise for Constabulary; 78. U.S. Facilities; 79. Inspector Mahoney Goes to Washington; 80. Incidents: Grand Falls and Windsor; 81. Death of Police Chief O'Neill; 82. Jehovah's Witnesses Under Scrutiny; 83. Security Division Report; 84. End of War in Europe; 85. Bell Island Still a Cause of Concern; 86. 1946; 87. 1955 - Constabulary Mourns; 88. Mystery of 1942 Excalibur Crash; 89. "How Brave Mommy Was..."; 90. Legacy of Superintendent James J. Lynch; 91. Conclusion. Appeddices 1 to 6. Top third of title-page removed (probably contained previous owner's name), else very good. 22.00


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