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Draft Dodgers: Amnesty Conference for Vietnam Deserters

No one expected the Vietnam War to play out as it did. With thousands of young men fighting to the death overseas, another group of American sons fled their homeland and journeyed north to Canada. As the battle raged on and the antiwar movement divided the United States, draft dodgers and deserters struggled to forge new lives for themselves. Seeking sanctuary and the opportunity to make a difference, they changed their adopted country unquestionably. (Note: Some clips contain explicit language.)

 Draft dodgers congregate and fight for amnesty.

Medium: Television
Program: CBC Television News
Broadcast Date: Jan. 29, 1977
Reporter: Maria Mironowicz
Duration: 1:55

Last updated: January 21, 2013

Page consulted on January 24, 2014

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