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29/05/1932 The Bonus Army begins to assemble in Washington, D.C.

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Today in Military History: 5/29 - Bonus Army marches on Washington

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The March of the Bonus Army

Bonus Army was an assemblage of some 43,000 marchers, 17,000 U.S. World War I veterans, their families, and affiliated groups, who gathered in Washington, D.C. to demand cash-payment redemption of their service certificates. Many of the veterans had been out of work since the Great Depression.
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    • Background 

    • March 

    • Police shooting 

    • Army intervention 

    • Aftermath