The civilian police during the First World War in Great Britain were central to the control of the population at home. This book will show the detail and challenges of police work during the First World War and how this impacted on ordinary people’s daily lives. The aim is to tell the story of the police as they saw themselves through the pages of their best-known journal, The Police Review and Parade Gossip, in addition to a wide range of other published, archival and private sources.
"A very readable and informative piece of research on a neglected area of police history."
- Police History Society Newsletter 98
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Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: The police before the Great War
Chapter 3: Controversies over the War Separation Allowance
Chapter 4: Policing alcohol
Chapter 5: The rise of women?
Chapter 6: Living costs
Chapter 7: Pensions and philanthropy
Chapter 8: Conscription and the police
Chapter 9: Policing sexual morality
Chapter 10: The Police as ploughmen and farm workers
Chapter 11: Flashpoints and tensions
Chapter 12: Youth crime
Chapter 13: The police and food control
Chapter 14: The corrupting effects of the cinema
Chapter 15: Conclusions to Policing the Home Front 1914-1918
Appendix 1: The work of Michal Foucault (1926-1984)