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The Resource The killing chronicle : police, service and shattered lives, Alan Leek

The killing chronicle : police, service and shattered lives, Alan Leek

Label
The killing chronicle : police, service and shattered lives
Title
The killing chronicle
Title remainder
police, service and shattered lives
Statement of responsibility
Alan Leek
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Early 20th century criminals were at their worst and their excesses created havoc. The times were hard and made even more difficult with the beginning of WWII, when hand-guns, explosives and `Tommie' guns became easy currency and were used with malice and astounding recklessness. Alan Leek, an awarded police veteran, recounts incredible true stories from this period through the lens of a man who has personally experienced and witnessed the life-changing impacts of service. He pays tribute to the ethos and courage of police and their contribution during a period when police responses were not directed by psychological or sociological methodologies but by brawn and bravery. This compilation of stories includes the callous Anzac Day anniversary shooting of a constable, the murder of a decorated country constable that ended with the posthumous award of the George Cross, the cowardly stabbing death of a constable who had survived Africa, Greece, Ceylon and New Guinea, accounts of front line country police mercilessly cut down and other stories of goal break-outs, gun flights and carnage.Some of the crimes dealt with here are horrific and tragic. They are not easy to take in, even today, but they need to be told to set the record straight and ensure that the victims are remembered beyond their names being chiselled into stone
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Leek, Alan
Dewey number
363.2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Police
  • Crime
Target audience
adult
Label
The killing chronicle : police, service and shattered lives, Alan Leek
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Preface Dimmed lights, duty and dark deeds -- Chapter One Christmas 1944 -- Chapter Two New Year -- Chapter Three The paradoxical Mrs Bakewell -- Chapter Four The burden of obsolete and unreliable arms -- Chapter Five 'Will the poor bastard die?' -- Chapter Six Sidney Grant -- Chapter Seven 'Gone to Gowings' and on a roll -- Chapter Eight Freedom beckons Martini, Grant and Garland -- Chapter Nine Martini, Garland, Darcy Dugan and their common purpose -- Chapter Ten The war had long tentacles -- Chapter Eleven Despondency and madness -- Chapter Twelve Sacred and profane -- Chapter Thirteen Déjà vu -- Chapter Fourteen Christmas 1963 -- Chapter Fifteen Paradise lost -- Chapter Sixteen jealousy and lust -- Chapter Seventeen The defining moment -- Epilogue -- Acknowledgements -- List of illustrations -- About the author
Control code
000066055855
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
247 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781922265487
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1104657114
Label
The killing chronicle : police, service and shattered lives, Alan Leek
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Preface Dimmed lights, duty and dark deeds -- Chapter One Christmas 1944 -- Chapter Two New Year -- Chapter Three The paradoxical Mrs Bakewell -- Chapter Four The burden of obsolete and unreliable arms -- Chapter Five 'Will the poor bastard die?' -- Chapter Six Sidney Grant -- Chapter Seven 'Gone to Gowings' and on a roll -- Chapter Eight Freedom beckons Martini, Grant and Garland -- Chapter Nine Martini, Garland, Darcy Dugan and their common purpose -- Chapter Ten The war had long tentacles -- Chapter Eleven Despondency and madness -- Chapter Twelve Sacred and profane -- Chapter Thirteen Déjà vu -- Chapter Fourteen Christmas 1963 -- Chapter Fifteen Paradise lost -- Chapter Sixteen jealousy and lust -- Chapter Seventeen The defining moment -- Epilogue -- Acknowledgements -- List of illustrations -- About the author
Control code
000066055855
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
247 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781922265487
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1104657114

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