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The March of the Bonus Army

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Title

The March of the Bonus Army

Subject

History - WWI
Local History
Military History
Labor History

Description

In 1932, 20,000 WW I veterans, many of them with their wives and children, converged on Washington, D.C. to ask Congress and President Herbert Hoover to grant them early the "bonus" payment they had been promised. The rag-tag "army," encamped near the U.S. Capitol Building was looked upon by many in political office as an unruly mob. President Herbert Hoover's order to evict 10,000 veterans resulted in a brutal attack by cavalrymen commanded by Major George S. Patton which contributed mightily to ending Hoover's presidency.

Creator

Uth, Robert
Marcus, Glenn
Center for Defense Information

Source

Grant - 03-01-04

Publisher

New Voyage Communications

Date

2006
29 May 2006

Contributor

Disabled American Veterans National Service Foundation
Tawani Foundation
Humanities Council of Washington, DC

Rights

Copyright New Voyage Communications, 2006

Format

DVD
.mpg

Language

English

Type

Moving Image

Identifier

537
02.01.2004

Coverage

Washington, DC
Ward 8
Anacostia

Moving Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

DVD

Duration

00:28:58

Compression

.mpg

Producer

Marcus, Glenn
Uth, Robert

Director

Uth, Robert

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