Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
A collection of printed articles that detail the features of Western Military folklore. Features of these discussions include Naval Aviation, superstition, “adjusting to acculturation”, sexual symbolism, homophobia, G.I. Slang and general language, cartoons and iconography and “Shakespeare and the U.S. Army”. The publication date range is 1946-1985. The subject matter is c. 1911-1975.
A collection of newspaper articles, handwritten notes and multiple editions of the newsletter of the New Zealand Folklore Society, “Penny Post”. Details the conveyance of folklore through music, jokes, tall stories and superstitions. The newsletter details obituaries, income meeting details, fundraising, income and expenditure, acknowledgements and music. The publication date range is 1972-1973. The subject matter includes dates as far back as 1857.
Contains the single newspaper clipping of Earnes, David, ‘Heavy Skies and a Heavy Heart’, The New Zealand Herald, August 20 2007, p A5. The article focuses on the account of bomber command veteran Bill Bridget, who discusses how the relatively slim survival chances made flight crews superstitious and inclined to engage in pre-flight rituals. The subject matter date range is c. 1939-2007.