John Card Collection

Scope and Content

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.

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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Acquisition Information

Received as a gift from John Card on 31 Mar 2006

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

The interview is available for listening via an MP3 player.

Archivist's Note

Fonds and item level description created by Debbie Usher 18 Sept 2007

Conditions Governing Use

No restrictions on copying or quotation other than statutory regulations and preservation concerns

Related Material

In Middle East Centre Archive

GB165-0365 Palestine Police Service Record Cards: There are two service record cards for Mr Card, service number 2725

The interview with John Card was carried out as part of the wider British Mandate Palestine Police Oral History Project (link)