"The Battle of Britain, 1940."
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).