Introduction

If I mention only one of them tonight, namely the police, it is because many tributes have been paid already to the others. But the police have been in it everywhere all the time. And as a working woman wrote to me in a letter "What gentlemen they are"

Winston Churchill 1942

 

Editor's note: In keeping with the format used in Part 1, this material is partitioned into decades. The exception being the period 3rd September to 7th May when Britain was at war. Readers should be aware, however, that references to war-time activities may be found in the sections either side of the At War section.

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