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By Charles Sheehan-Miles

ISBN-10: 040501340X

ISBN-13: 9780405013409

ISBN-10: 1163189359

ISBN-13: 9781163189351

in the summertime of 1932, normal Douglas MacArthur led usual usa military troops into the streets of Washington, D.C. to evict greater than 10000 veterans of the good warfare from the streets of Washington. this is often the tale of these veterans, advised by way of considered one of their quantity. Walter W. Waters, a global conflict I military sergeant, set out from Portland, Oregon with three hundred different veterans in 1932 to petition Congress for early check of the bonus promised to veterans of the area conflict. With the good melancholy at its top, those males crossed the county on freight trains, then lived in shacks and deserted structures in Washington whereas trying to enhance their conditions. this can be their tale, instructed via one among their own.

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