A Pied Cloak: Memoirs of a Colonial Police Officer (special Branch), Kenya, 1953-66, Bahrain, 1967-71, Lesotho, 1971-75, Botswana, 1976-81

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Janus Publishing Company Lim, 1996 - Biography & Autobiography - 164 pages
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Prior to and after Kenya's independence, this biography recounts a Kenyan police officer's daily experiences, including armed combat in the bush, the technical operations in Nairobi, and the battle of wits against the South African intelligence services in Lesotho and Botswana. Exploring the intrigue and brutality of the officer's position, the book provides insight into security force operations.
 

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Contents

Pseudo Gang Operations Against the Shifta
1
How It All Began
36
The White Highlands
45
Patrolling Mount Kenya
59
Pseudo Gangs in the Forests of Mount Kenya
71
The Ethiopean Frontier and Elsewhere in
101
Look Listen and Act
127
Bahrain Basutoland Lesotho and Botswana
145
Bibliography
167
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About the author (1996)

Derek Franklin served in the Merchant Navy, was a soldier in Korea during National Service Days, and was a colonial police officer working in security force operations during Kenya's independence. He is now retired.

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