Air Power (1957): S01E24 – The Cold Decade – Korean Stalemate


A 1956 documentary, presented by Walter Cronkite, charting the rise and changing role of aviation in the military.

Outline Series 01, Episode 24

In November 1950, Chinese Communist troops began fighting in the Korean War. We see the first air battles between American and Soviet jets, the final stalemate between the opposing ground armies, and the politically charged armistice talks.

Air Power Series

You can find a full index of Air Power here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Producer: Perry Wolff and Jim Faichney.
  • Narrator: Walter Cronkite.
  • Music: Nomran Dello Joio.
  • Production: CBS Public Affairs Department Production
  • in conjunction with the US Air Force.
  • Release Date: 21 April 1957.
  • Running Time: 50 minutes.
  • Country: UK.
  • Language: English.

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