“The Bonus Army”

An Off-Broadway theater is producing the musical “The Bonus Army,” about the 1932 march on Washington by unemployed WWI veterans and their supporters. Congress had voted the war veterans a cash bonus to be paid in 1945 — that would have been funny timing — and the marchers wanted their bonus certificates paid immediately.

The show was first produced in 1976. Here’s the link:

http://judson.org/BonusArmy

And here’s a link to a documentary about the Bonus Army, produced by the Disabled American Veterans.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiMuzkpT8Xs

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