Scotland Yard's Ghost Squad: The Secret Weapon Against Post-War Crime

Scotland Yard s Ghost Squad The Secret Weapon Against Post War Crime When the Second World War ended England was bombed out and starving with practically every saleable commodity rationed It was the age of austerity and criminal opportunity Thieves broke into warehou

  • Title: Scotland Yard's Ghost Squad: The Secret Weapon Against Post-War Crime
  • Author: Dick Kirby
  • ISBN: 9781848844513
  • Page: 467
  • Format: Paperback
  • When the Second World War ended, England was bombed out and starving, with practically every saleable commodity rationed It was the age of austerity and criminal opportunity Thieves broke into warehouses, hijacked trucks and ransacked rail yards to feed the black market others stole, recycled or forged ration coupons Scotland Yard was 6,000 men under strength but sometWhen the Second World War ended, England was bombed out and starving, with practically every saleable commodity rationed It was the age of austerity and criminal opportunity Thieves broke into warehouses, hijacked trucks and ransacked rail yards to feed the black market others stole, recycled or forged ration coupons Scotland Yard was 6,000 men under strength but something dramatic had to be done and it was.Four of the Yard s best informed detectives were summoned to form the Special Duties Squad and were told Go out into the underworld Gather your informants Do whatever is necessary to ensure that the gangs are smashed up We will never ask you to divulge your sources of information But remember you must succeed They did Divisional Detective Inspector Jack Capstick, a brilliant thief taker and informant runner, Detective Inspector Henry Clark, who knew the south London villains as few other detectives did and in addition, possessed a punch like the kick of a mule, and Detective Sergeants Matt Brinnand and John Gosling, who topped the Flying Squad wartime arrests, both individually and collectively In under four years they arrested 789 criminals, solved 1,506 cases and recovered stolen property valued at 250,000 or 10 million by today s standards, with the aid of their informants, undercover officers and their own, unsurpassed ability.The Special Duties Squad was a one off How the four officers accomplished their task is divulged in this thrilling book, using hitherto unseen official documents and conversations from people who were there.

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    1. In an honest look at the efforts to regain control of the crime rampaging through the city of London and bring a halt to the empires of the criminals behind them, Scotland Yard’s Ghost Squad is a lesson in police history. Such operations were by their very nature, secretive, and what author Dick Kirby has achieved in this book is to bring them to life, highlighting to the public just what was going on behind the scenes and give a unique insight to the police operations, the efforts and struggl [...]


    2. A good book on crime after World War 2. Quick read and very dry but still entertaining. Not enough on the methodology of solving the crimes and it was like reading a police blotter



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