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THE DRAFT | The Selective Service Act | PBS


Watch the full-length episode at http://video.pbs.org/video/2365472163/?Utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=pbsofficial&utm_campaign=draf_covefullprogram (US Only) Premieres Monday, April 27 at 9/8c.
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President Wilson re-branded the draft with the Selective Service Act, outlawing substitution and establishing medical and educational deferments and local draft boards. But while 3 million draftees were willing to fight the “war to end all wars,” the conflict only set the stage for an even greater struggle.

THE DRAFT airs as part of a special programming block commemorating the Vietnam War.