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Victory Through Air Power


Walt Disney's animation/live action hybrid feature Victory Through Air Power is unabashed, and undeniably entertaining, wartime propaganda. At the time the film was made, Disney was fascinated with the theories of Major Alexander de Seversky, a proponent of strategic long-range bombing. Since America's military leaders did not altogether subscribe to Seversky's "revolutionary" notions, Disney hoped to win their support with this 65-minute film. Beginning with a semicomic animated history of aviation, the...more