The Killing Chronicle

The Killing Chronicle by Alan Leek
Authors
Alan Leek
ISBN
9781922265487
Date Released
Binding
Paperback
Pages
280
Dimensions
155 x 232mm

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.
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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.
ISBN:
9781922265487
Publication Date:
05 / 08 / 2019
Pages:
280
Dimensions:
155 x 232mm

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