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B.E.F. the Whole Story of the Bonus Army ebook

by Walter W. Waters


Walter Waters was the impetus for the Bonus March, was elected to lead the throng that came together in Washington, and was . This is one of the most shameful stories in US history. You think congress are cowards and liars now? Think they really respect veterans?

Walter Waters was the impetus for the Bonus March, was elected to lead the throng that came together in Washington, and was there through the end. The names involved on the government side are instantly recognizable and shocking. You think congress are cowards and liars now? Think they really respect veterans?

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Walter W. Waters, a World War I Army sergeant, set out from Portland, Oregon with 300 other veterans in 1932 to petition Congress for early payment of the bonus promised to veterans of the World War. With the Great Depression at its height, these men crossed the county on freight trains, then lived in shacks and abandoned buildings in Washington while seeking to improve their circumstances. This is their story, told by one of their own. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

Describes the events surrounding the Bonus March of 1932 when World War I veterans gathered in Washington, . to demand payment of bonuses due them from the government for their wartime services. Waters, a World War I Army sergeant, set out from Portland . Waters, a World War I Army sergeant, set out from Portland, Oregon with 300 other veterans in 1932 to petition Congress for early payment of the bonus promised to veterans of the World Wa. Waters spends much of his time in the book justifying his own actions at various points, and in several places takes a defensive tone. . The Whole Story of the Bonus Army - eBook. Waters, a World War I Army sergeant, set out from Portland, Oregon with 300 other veterans in 1932 to petition Congress for early payment of the . The Whole Story of the Bonus Army.

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The men of the Bonus Army were all veterans of World War One who were suffering from the effects of the Great . When there was no response from Congress and no action being taken, Walter Waters had an idea to march to Washington

The men of the Bonus Army were all veterans of World War One who were suffering from the effects of the Great Depression. In 1924, Congress passed a bill granting all World War One veterans compensation for their time spent serving in the military to be paid out in 1945. When the Great Depression left many of these veterans, jobless, homeless, and with no possessions, veterans asked Congress to pay their bonus early. When there was no response from Congress and no action being taken, Walter Waters had an idea to march to Washington. After attending and making speeches at several veterans meetings in Portland, Waters’ idea seemed to become a reality.

Zut
The parallels to what is happening today with homeless, unemployed veterans, an economy in the gutter, a tiny percentage of the population controlling nearly all of the wealth and the suppression of the First Amendment right of peaceful assembly to redress grievances to government are mind numbing.

This is the first hand account of a WWI veteran, Walter Waters, who started out leading 300 hungry, homeless unemployed veterans from Oregon to Washington DC in 1932 during the Great Depression to attempt to get an early payment of a bonus promised for their war service. A bonus incidentally that would not be payable until 1945 when government actuaries calculated the vast majority of the veterans would conveniently be dead and never collect.

These 300 during their journey would inspire some 100,000 veterans to come to the capitol to set-up military style camps and peacefully march and lobby for their bonus only to have the Army of Washington DC under the command of Douglas MacArthur turned loose upon them by order of Herbert Hoover.

This is an important read and something that is sadly missing from history classes.
Fato
Fantastic book about a largely unknown part of modern American history. I first read this book on paper: the original 1933 edition written right after it happened and held for pulication so as not to affect the 1932 election. Walter Waters was the impetus for the Bonus March, was elected to lead the throng that came together in Washington, and was there through the end. The names involved on the government side are instantly recognizable and shocking. If you've never heard of the Bonus March look it up to see what it was, then buy this book. Sadly, it is a disgraceful piece of our past, a black mark on these United States we all love so much, and a reminder of what unchecked government arrogance can lead to. It must be remembered so it cannot be repeated.
Heri
Being a Veteran myself, I am so ashamed that I was previously unaware of this history. I am so very glad that I read this book and others like it in order to correct my lack of knowledge on this subject. Unfortunately, I now perceive Veteran Service Organizations and Military heroes such as Patton and McArthur in a whole new light. To think that the President used active duty military to forcibly run their brethren out of DC is truly saddening. I recommend this book and others like it to my fellow Veterans and to anyone looking to understand the history behind the persistence of Veterans' groups and their insistance that Veterans not be shorted the benefits they have earned while wearing a uniform. Overseas, on the beaches, in the trenches, the jungles and in the sand...Veterans have always had to fight for what is right.
Sataxe
The book was a first hand account of the Bonus March on Washington and very interesting to hear about it from the organizer of the march.
It was disheartening to hear about the deplorable way the WWI veterans were treated by President Herbert Hoover and his administration.
General Douglas MacArthur was in command of the troops that ousted the veterans encamped in Washington who were peacefully seeking to get their promised bonus from the sitting congress. This was a huge taint on the reputation of MacArthur. .
Delaath
Think the government won't fire on citizens? This is one of the most shameful stories in US history. You think congress are cowards and liars now? Think they really respect veterans? This is a plain narrative of a tragic time.
Acebiolane
Oh my goodness! This is never taught in school. It is one of those events that has been erased. It needs to be addressed especially with the events in the last 20 or so years - Ruby Ridge, Janet Reno and the Branch Davidians - these times when the American government turned on its own people. We do not live in a safe country. The only thing holding us together is the grace of God. My faith soared in reading this because my trust is in Jesus Christ and not man. A great book to read along with this is Brock and Bodie Thoene's book, Shiloh Autumn. It includes a story about two men who were in the march, based on actual experience of the author's grand parents.
Ann
This is an amazing view of history, written by the main actor in it. Most people don't even know about this period, and if taken in perspective, we can trace the present middle class, directly to the courage and sacrifice made by him and his followers. It was also the first integrated protest in this country, of log duration.
B.E.F. the Whole Story of the Bonus Army ebook
Author:
Walter W. Waters
Category:
Military
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Publisher:
Ams Pr Inc (June 1, 1933)
Pages:
288 pages
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