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Title The march of the Bonus Army [(DVD) videorecording] / a production of New Voyage Communications, Washington, D.C. ; directed by Robert Uth ; produced by Glenn Marcus and Robert Uth.

Publication Info. [New York, N.Y.] : PBS Home Video [distributor], [2006]
Location Call No. Status
 Nichols Adult DVD Nonfiction  973.916 MAR    AVAILABLE
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Description 1 videodisc (30 min.) : sound color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD; region 1, stereo., full screen.
Performer Narrator: Gary Sinise.
Credits Writers, Paul Dickson, Thomas B. Allen, Robert Uth.
Note Based on the book "The Bonus army, an American epic" by Thomas B. Allen and Paul Dickson.
For specific features see interactive menu.
Summary 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.
Subject Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964.
MacArthur, Douglas, 1880-1964.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Veterans -- Washington (D.C.) -- Videodiscs.
Protest movements -- Washington (D.C.) -- History -- 20th century -- Videodiscs.
Washington (D.C.) -- History -- 20th century -- Videodiscs.
Veterans -- Political activity -- History -- 20th century -- Videodiscs.
Veterans -- Economic conditions -- 20th century -- Videodiscs.
Assembly, Right of -- History -- 20th century -- Videodiscs.
Petition, Right of -- History -- 20th century -- Videodiscs.
Genre Documentary videos Videodiscs.
Added Author Uth, Robert.
Sinise, Gary.
Allen, Thomas B. Bonus army.
Dickson, Paul. Bonus army.
New Voyage Communications.
PBS Home Video.
ISBN 0793692261
Standard No. 841887007276
Music No. MARB601 PBS
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