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Department of History


S. P. MacKenzie

Title: Professor and Interim Associate Chair
Department: History
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone: 803-777-5195
Office: Gambrell Hall, Room 233
Resources: Curriculum Vitae [pdf]
paul mackenzie


  • B.A. University of Toronto
  • M.A. University of Toronto
  • D.Phil University of Oxford


Offers courses on the history of airpower, modern sea power, and the evolution of warfare in general, as well as historical surveys of Canada and modern Britain.


  • Flying Against Fate: Superstition and Allied Aircrews in World War II (2017)
  • The Imjin and Kapyong Battles, Korea 1951 (2013)
  • British Prisoners of the Korean War (2012)
  • Bader's War (2008)
  • The Battle of Britain on Screen: 'The Few' in British Film and Television Drama (2007)
  • British War Films, 1939-1945: The Cinema and the Services (2006)
  • The Colditz Myth: British Prisoners of War in Nazi Germany (2004)
  • Revolutionary Armies in the Modern Era: A Revisionist Approach (1997)
  • The Home Guard: A Military and Political History (1995)
  • Politics and Military Morale: Current-Affairs Education in the British Army, 1914-1950 (1992)
  •  Bomber Boys on Screen: RAF Bomber Command in Film and Television Drama (2019)


I am currently working on transnational popular memory and the Inchon landing during the Korean War and am exploring sensory experiences among aircrew during World War II.

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.