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Smoke Jumping on the Western Fire Line: Conscientious Objectors During World War II

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During the Vietnam era, conscientious objectors received both sympathy and admiration from many Americans. It was not so during World War II. The pacifists who chose to sit out that war--some 72,000 men--were publicly derided as "yellowbellies" or extreme cowards. After all, why would anyone refuse to fight against fascism in "the good war"? This book tells the story of one important group of World War II conscientious objectors: the men who volunteered for Civilian Public Service as U.S. Forest Service smoke jumpers. ...

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Smoke Jumping on the Western Fire Line: Conscientious Objectors During World War II
2006, University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN-13: 9780806137667

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