• Short Summary

    American ex-servicemen camp in Washington to demand their rights.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Washington. Another one of America's problems. 'Bonus Army' take up permanent quarters in the Capital, till Congress grants their demands!"

    Washington DC, United States of America (USA).

    Members of the 'Bonus Army' sit in a Washington park. They are flying the Stars and Stripes flag and in the back ground is the Capitol Building.

    A long line of men queue up to be served food from an outdoor kitchen. Both white and Afro American men stand together and sit down to eat together. Some of the men are wearing parts of military uniform and may be veterans or ex-servicemen.

    Aerial views over large field filled with tent. They are pitched in straight line - very much military fashion.

    Men of the 'Bonus Army' queue up to be given tents. They wash at outdoor sinks.

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

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    707.16
    Media URN:
    6179
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    25/05/1933
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:21:58:00 / 01:22:40:00
    Canister:
    33/42

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