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Witness - The Minnesota Starvation Experiment

During World War Two conscientious objectors could volunteer for medical experiments - hear the story of one young American who had refused to fight, but was prepared to starve.

During World War Two conscientious objectors could volunteer for medical experiments. Hear the story of one young American who had refused to fight, but was prepared to starve for his country. Marshall Sutton is now 95 - he took part in the Minnesota Starvation Experiment in 1944 in an attempt to help scientists understand how best to look after starving civilians in war-torn Europe. (Photo: Marshall Sutton today)

  • Broadcast on BBC World Service, 8:50AM Mon, 20 Jan 2014
  • Available until 12:00AM Thu, 1 Jan 2099
  • First broadcast BBC World Service, 8:50AM Mon, 20 Jan 2014
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  • Duration 11 minutes

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