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ID
c114
Title
"The Battle of Britain, 1940."
Genre
Essay
Page Count
3
Word Count
1300
Publisher
Royal Air Force Journal
Publication Year
1944
Document Types
Full-text Online
Topics
Pilots, War, History

Bates reflects on three memorable qualities of the 1940 air battle: unlike other important battles, it was fought above British land; it was fought against great odds; and its purpose was "as clear as the high light of summer in which so much of it was fought." In the Royal Air Force Journal (London, September 1944, ii, 9, pp. 298-300), Slipstream: A Royal Air Force Anthology (edited by R. Raymond and David Langdon, London: Eyre & Spottiswood, 1946, pp. 5-7).


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