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Strategic Air Command (movie)

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Strategic Air Command was a movie released in 1955 starting Jimmy Stewart and June Allyson.

Jimmy Stewart plays an Air Force Reserve officer recalled to active duty to fly B-36 Peacemaker[?] and B-47 Stratojet nuclear bombers for the Strategic Air Command. The movie portrays the duties and responsibilities of service in the armed forces, and the strains they can place on family life.

The movie features many long shots of the bombers in-flight.

Stewart was, in fact, a World War II bomber pilot and member of the Air Force Reserve.

The film, made in cooperation with the United States Air Force, expresses a strong opinion that strong and confident nuclear deterrence is the only way to ensure peace. This is in stark contrast to Dr. Strangelove.

See also strategic bombing.



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