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Police in action 1939-1945: photos of a time or racism, riots, murder and joy

WHAT was it like for the police between 1939 and 1945? We’ve raided the archives and produced a montage of photographs that reveal a taste of events in the War years that have been overshadowed by bigger stories. The captions by the Associated Press and Press Association writers are added flavours of the times. A policeman’s lot was not always happy lot, whether in the UK, Italy, France, Germany or the US, Look out for Bridget Hitler’s tax problem, zoot suits fights, Detroit race riots, German terror and Paul Colette…

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Posted: 3rd, April 2012 | In: Flashback | Comments (2)