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ID
cx155
Title
Back to Methusaleh on a Beefsteak
Genre
Essay
Page Count
2
Word Count
800
Publisher
Royal Air Force Journal
Publication Year
1942
Document Types
Full-text Online
Letters

A response to an article in the Royal Air Force Journal (August 22, 1942, No. 22, attached) by George Bernard Shaw called "To Tokyo on Buttermilk." The article, in support of a vegetarian diet or at least consumption of less beefsteak and Guinness, was solicited by Hector Bolitho, then an intelligence officer with the RAF and editor of the publication; Bolitho and Bates had been friends for many years, which perhaps prompted the response by Bates, who himself was in the RAF as a writer, in which he defends the more traditional British diet. In the Royal Air Force Journal (September 19, 1942). The attached article by Bolitho appeared in the Texas Quarterly (11.1, 1968, pp. 100-112).


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