Baptism of Fire


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Baptism of Fire

Informal; a difficult situation a company or manager is experiencing for the first time. Baptism of fire is generally thought to result in the company or manager's success or failure. Examples include the hiring of a new CEO at a time when a company is facing bankruptcy, or the entrance of a firm's first major competitor into the market.
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Baptism of Fire provides the history of this very short and little-known air campaign--one that is obscure even in the nations that fought it, virtually unknown outside these two Central European countries in the turbulent interwar period, and completely lost among the greater air campaigns of the much larger European war, which began on 1 September 1939.
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