Aircrew stress in wartime operations papers from the Flying Personnel Research Committee of the Ministry of Defence

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  • Aeronautics, Military -- Psychological aspects.,
  • Flight crews -- Great Britain.,
  • Stress (Physiology),
  • Stress (Psychology)

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Statementedited by E. J. Dearnaley, P. B. Warr.
ContributionsDearnaley, E. J., Warr, Peter B., Great Britain. Flying Personnel Research Committee.
LC ClassificationsUG632 .A553 1979
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 223 p. :
Number of Pages223
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4747898M
ISBN 100122077504
LC Control Number78066674

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