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This Cold War era film presents Lowell Thomas giving a lecture about air power and its effect on military strategy from WWI to WWII and beyond. The atomic bombing of Japan concludes at the 12:50 mark, with the “sky overhead filled with planes” at the victory. “Not letting down our defenses involves more than just preserving the status quo,” says Thomas, “but the atomic bomb is only one stage in the concept of air power.” The film shows B-36 bombers at the 14 minute mark, flying nuclear deterrent missions.

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