Oral history interview of John Card in March 2006, by Jordan Toone, covering Mr Card’s service in the British Mandate Palestine Police during 1945-1948. The interview is 68 minutes in length. Summary and transcript of the interview.
John Card Collection
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- ReferenceGB 165 0391
- Dates of Creation31 Mar 2006
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description3 items
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Administrative / Biographical History
Card, John Glenville (b.1926)
John Card was born in Twickenham, London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. Worked as an engineer before joining Palestine Police on 22 Jun 1945. Stationed at Jenin training camp and then assigned to the Palestine Mobile Force in Sarona (a camp near to Tel Aviv). Then stationed next to Beit Dajan, a small Arab village on the road between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem where his duties included accompanying tax collectors in their rounds through the village. Next assigned to Lydda Police Station, followed by Tel Aviv Central Police Station and finally in May 1946 assigned to Ramle Police Station. Left Palestine 7 May 1948.
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Received as a gift from John Card on 31 Mar 2006
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The interview is available for listening via an MP3 player.
Fonds and item level description created by Debbie Usher 18 Sept 2007
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