In Jerusalem last week, TIME Correspondent Don Burke learned something of the life & death of a British constable. He cabled:

Terrorism was new to Constable Alfred Bryan Middleton, 24. He missed the war; as a farm worker in Norfolk, England, he was on the reserved list. In January 1946 he joined the Palestine Police for a three-year hitch because he wanted adventure and thought he would like police work.

Middleton was an ordinary-looking chap with black hair and a slightly cleft chin. His upper front teeth protruded slightly. A picture of Ingrid Bergman was...

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