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College of Arts & Sciences
Department of History

Faculty Directory

S. P. MacKenzie

Caroline McKissick Dial Professor

Office: 233 Gambrell Hall
Degrees: B.A. University of Toronto
M.A. University of Toronto
D.Phil University of Oxford
Phone: (803) 777-5195
Research Interests: World War II, War and Cinema, Modern Warfare


Regularly offers undergraduate courses on the Evolution of Warfare (2500 BCE to Present) and  Twentieth-Century Europe, and, on occasion senior seminars. At the graduate level he offers reading and special topics courses, as needed, on War and Society as well as Modern Europe. 

His book publications include:

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)

Current Activities 

I am currently working on aspects of the Allied aircrew experience in World War II.