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    Unused / unissued material - no paperwork - dates unclear or unknown.

    French title reads: "La Fin De L'Armee Du Bonus. Washington. La troupe la disperse sans mansuetude apres quelques corps a corps dans les rues de la capitale americaine." American voiceover.

    Washington DC, United States of America.

    Members of the Bonus army are ordered to leave derelict buildings they had been occupying. Some of the men resist and are carried away by police. The peaceful scene begins to turn into a scuffle as more men are lead away by police.

    Large crowds are gathered on the roads leading to the Capitol building. Cavalry of the regular army ride down the street clearing the crowds. They are followed by small tanks (this is Pennsylvania Avenue). Horsemen move back the crowd as do infantry who are carrying rifles with fixed bayonets.

    LS of smoke rising from Bonus Army encampment which has been set on fire by the American troops. Tear gas canisters are throw and troop swearing gas masks run in. Shots of the encampment burning. LS of the Capitol as smoke curls in the fore ground.

    N.B. I think the Bonus Army was a Veterans organisation set up during the depression - any information welcome.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:51:11:00 / 01:52:52:00
    UN 63 V
    Sort Number:
    UN 0063 V
  • Appears in...

    Religion & Politics
    picks Depression in 1930s Washington
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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