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Bonus Army

In the largest protest of the Depression, World War I veterans converged on Washington, DC seeking justice. They were met with tanks, bayonets, and tear gas.

Editor’s Note: We asked historian Paul Dickson to give us some perspective on the recent demonstrations in the Nation’s Capital. Read more >>

By freight train, on foot, and in commandeered trucks, thousands of unemployed veterans descended on a nervous capital at the depth of the Depression—and were run out of town by Army bayonets

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