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This interview explores the Bonus Army from the eyes of a 7 year old bystander. Naamen Seigle discusses being attacked by General MacArthur's soldiers during the July 28, 1932 removal of the Bonus Expeditionary Forces from Washington, DC. Seigle's…

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In this interview, historian Jennifer Keene discusses the significance of the Bonus Army Marches in relation to 1) the New Deal and the Great Depression, 2) WWII and the creation of the GI Bill, and 3) WWI and the citizen-soldier. In a comprehensive…

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In this interview, Charles T. Greene recounts his experience as a 12-year-old bystander at the Bonus Army marches. Greene's firsthand account explores the Bonus Army camp life as its own society with its own laws, schools, city halls, and…

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Tenuous ties between the Bonus Army and the Communist-led Workers Ex-Servicemen's League drove many to view the Bonus Army protesters as a Communist threat. And in addition, the integrated Bonus Army camps provided a viable threat to the segregated…
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