The National Archives
Tuesday, 26 September 2017
75th anniversary publication request - document AIR 20/4870
As you know, in 1944 the writer H E Bates was commissioned to write a monograph on the defence of Britain during the Blitz of 1940-41, which was titled "The Night Battle of Britain."
May I ask whether this study by a now world-famous author, written so close to the events it describes, will be made available online in time for the 75th anniversary of its completion, i.e. 2019? That year will of course also be the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings.
Alternatively (or in addition), would the National Archives consider permitting hard-copy facsimile publication?