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The march of the Bonus Army / a production of New Voyage Communications, Washington, D.C. ; directed by Robert Uth ; produced by Glenn Marcus and Robert Uth.

Uth, Robert. (Added Author). Marcus, Glenn. (Added Author). Sinise, Gary. (Added Author). Allen, Thomas B. Bonus army. (Added Author). Dickson, Paul. Bonus army. (Added Author). New Voyage Communications. (Added Author). PBS Home Video. (Added Author).
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Record details

  • ISBN: 0793692261
  • ISBN: 9780793692262
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (30 min.) : sound color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : PBS Home Video [distributor], [2006]

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General Note:
Based on the book "The Bonus army, an American epic" by Thomas B. Allen and Paul Dickson.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Writers, Paul Dickson, Thomas B. Allen, Robert Uth.
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrator: Gary Sinise.
Summary, etc.:
In 1932, in the darkest days of the Depression, unemployed World War I veterans marched on Washington, D.C., looking for an advance on the bonus compensation promised to them years earlier. After camping throughout Washington for two months, the veterans were dirven out by force. Under the command of General Douglas MacArthur and his officers Dwight Eisenhower and George Patton, they drove the veterans from Washington and burned their camps and the Bonus Army had become a poltiical liability for President Herbert Hoover. In 1936, Congress finally agreed to pay the Bonus and nearly four million veterans benefited. The epic march set in motion a string of events that influenced the rights of veterans, including WWII's GI bill, plus the rights of citizens to assemble and petition the government.
System Details Note:
Subject: Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964.
MacArthur, Douglas, 1880-1964.
Bonus Expeditionary Forces.
World War, 1914-1918 > Veterans > Washington (D.C.)
Protest movements > Washington (D.C.) > History > 20th century.
Washington (D.C.) > History > 20th century.
Veterans > Political activity > United States > History > 20th century.
Veterans > United States > Economic conditions > 20th century.
Assembly, Right of > United States > History > 20th century.
Petition, Right of > United States > History > 20th century.
Genre: Documentary films.

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