chapter  7
‘The Foundations of law and order’
Pages 36

At the end of the Second World War the Home Secretary, Chuter Ede, praised the efforts of the police in terms which had, by that time, become very familiar:

The civilian police force of this country is an object of universal admiration … and undoubtedly some of the more recent phases of their activities have given them an even higher standing with the ordinary citizen than they ever had before.1