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Department of History


S. P. MacKenzie

Title: Professor
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


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. 


  • 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)


I am currently working on sensory experiences aboard US Navy submarines in World War II.

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.