1932 - Bonus Army scuffles with Police

Bonus Army marchers (left) confront the police, 1932 The Bonus Army was the popular name of an assemblage of some World War I veterans, their families, and affiliated groups—who.

Eyewitness account of the Bonus Army March.

The Bonus Army Invades Washington, D.

Featured on Today in History on Wikipedia. Photo: Members of the Bonus Army camped out on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol building. "The Bonus Army was the popular name of an assemblage of some 43,000 marchers—17,000 World War I veterans, their families, and affiliated groups—who gathered in Washington, D.C., in the spring and summer of 1932 to demand immediate cash-payment redemption of their service certificates." Hoover sent the army to clear them out after a conflict with police July 28…

The ‘Bonus Army’, a group of veterans demanding cash-payment redemption for their services, camping outside the U.S Capitol - 13 July, 1932

"Bonus Army" Driven by force from Washington DC in 1932 - A precursor of OWS

James Joyce in Dublin Ireland is a famous connection, but he Joyce spent many years living in Trieste Italy, a beautiful city in Northern Italy near the

n 1932, a group of WWI veterans in Portland, Ore., rallied the Bonus Army to Washington to lobby for early payment of their promised bonuses. They set up camp along the Anacostia River that May. But by July, officials lost patience and went into the camp to evict the marchers. It turned violent. A soldier torched a tent, and the Army began torching everything still standing.

How A Protest Led To The GI Bill

In 1932, a group of WWI veterans in Portland, Ore., rallied the Bonus Army to Washington to lobby for early payment of their promised bonuses. They set up camp along the Anacostia River that May. But by July, officials lost patience and went into the camp to evict the marchers. It turned violent. A soldier torched a tent, and the Army began torching everything still standing.

How A Protest Led To The GI Bill

In 1932, a group of WWI veterans in Portland, Ore., rallied the Bonus Army to Washington to lobby for early payment of their promised bonuses. They set up camp along the Anacostia River that May. But by July, officials lost patience and went into the camp to evict the marchers. It turned violent. A soldier torched a tent, and the Army began torching everything still standing.

In May 1932, the Bonus Army, mostly of jobless WWI veterans, demanded payment of promised bonus certificates, not scheduled to mature for another 13 years. Congress refused. Hoover ordered Chief of Staff Gen. Douglas MacArthur to disperse the Bonus Army. MacArthur, resplendent in his regalia, with 1,000 troops with gas masks and tear gas grenades, fixed bayonets, 6 tanks, and cavalry with drawn sabers, routed the veterans, and then proceeded to burn down their encampment, exceeding his…

Soldier Against Soldier: The Story of the Bonus Army

In World War I veterans gathered in Washington, D., to demand payment of a bonus. The violence that ensued helped Franklin Roosevelt become president. history: the Bonus Army.

“In the sad aftermath that always follows a great war, there is nothing sadder than the surprise of the returned soldiers when they discover that they are regarded generally as public nuisances. And not too honest.” —H.L. Mencken

Bonus Army encampment in July By Theodor Horydczak, via the Library of Congress. With Barbara Kingsolver in The Lacuna

The Bonus Army 1932 . . . Who knew?  http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/snprelief4.htm

Shacks, erected by the Bonus Army on the Anacostia flats, burning after being set on fire by the US military

The Bonus Army 1932, Washington D.C.  http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/snprelief4.htm

Veterans of WWI descend on Washington, DC during the Great Depression

Bonus Army Clash - Washington police attempting to remove Bonus Army marchers from Federal property, July 28, 1932

Bonus Army Clash - Washington police attempting to remove Bonus Army marchers from Federal property, July 1932

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