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Flying against Fate

Author: S. P. Mackenzie.
Publisher: University Press of Kansas 2017.
Series: Modern war studies
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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During World War II, Allied casualty rates in the air were 45.5%. Unsurprisingly, many airmen faced their dangerous missions with beliefs and rituals ranging from the traditional to the outlandish.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2017020138
(OCoLC)984973602
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: S. P. Mackenzie.
ISBN: 0700624708 9780700624706
OCLC Number: 999670370
Description: 1 online resource ()
Contents: Men against odds --
Asking for miracles --
Talismans and mascots --
Incantations and rituals --
Jinxes and Jonahs --
Numbers and symbols --
Premonitions of disaster --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Modern war studies

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"There are many ways that warriors have dealt with the immense stress of combat through the ages. S.P. MacKenzie has dug deeply and thoroughly into the accounts of World War II airmen to paint a Read more...

 
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