Palestine Police 1947

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Palestine Police 1947

Post  Sean on Sat 03 Jan 2009, 6:18 am

An interesting photo of the Palestine Police in battledress and beret

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Re: Palestine Police 1947

Post  buistR on Sat 03 Jan 2009, 9:50 pm

Interesting indeed. I have seen photographs of the Palestinian Police in the late 1930s - at a time of general unrest in Palestine (what else is new?) - less functionally dressed in colonial uniforms and Ottoman-style kalpak hats of lambskin. As I understand it, they were a multi-ethnic force with British (some ex-Royal Irish Constabulary), Palestinian Arab and a few Jewish personnel. The kalpak wearers were presumably Arab constables.

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Re: Palestine Police 1947

Post  Sean on Sun 04 Jan 2009, 5:31 pm

The kalpaks were a carry-over from Turkish days.
It was a multi-ethnic force, and as such was stuck in the middle.
Had some interesting uniforms including mounted ceremonial, armoured vehicle and desert patrol dress, as well as mess and ceremonial uniforms.
I hope to do something on them soon(ish)

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Palestine police, said to be 1948

Post  mconrad on Tue 22 Jun 2010, 2:56 am

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