Bill Barker continued to write Dorle letters for years. This one is from Palestine during the violent “Arab Revolts” of the late thirties. Periodically, he leaves his letter to attend to police business.
I met Tallant for a short time in London and we had coffee together. He thinks you are a “damned clever woman.” We spoke of you at length and I told him you had been degraded to the women’s compartment with the goats because you wouldn’t answer my letters, but the fool only grinned. Strangely enough he came to Palestine without warning whilst I was away. I saw his name as an arrival, in the Palestine Post and wondered if it could be the same Tallant and he told me later that he had paid a flying visit. (Interval during which I coped with two Jews in charge of a lorry being stoned and the lorry burnt a bomb being thrown- no casualties, and a Jew shot and serious wounded) I am afraid this letter is dreadfully disjointed….