posted on Jan, 5 2006 @ 06:02 PM
I recall my Dad mentioning the bonus army and the WWI veterans that protested or marched on Washington during the depression......but don't recall
ever hearing anything about it during history class.
The wikipedia site, en.wikipedia.org...
does mention that :
"The House Un-American Activities Committee deleted extensive excerpts from the report relating to Wall Street financiers including J.P. Morgan, the
Du Pont interests, Remington Arms, and others allegedly involved in the plot attempt. As of 1975, a full transcript of the hearings had yet to be
further down the page is a list of several links to other articles that discuss the reliability of the information on this 'incident'.....whether it
was blown out of proportion, or swept under the rug.....but to some extent, it apparently did happen.
One of the links provided:
And a quote from that site : "Butler’s story was corroborated by Commander James Van Zandt of the Veterans of Foreign Wars who claimed he was also
approached to lead an insurrection army."
Here : en.wikisource.org...
is a page showing the public statement on preliminary findings of the House Unamerican activities committee from 1934. It contains some 'summary'
of testimony, then further down, some testimony in transcript form.( but as mentioned earlier...is there more of the transcript that has been left out
Makes for interesting reading......
(please excuse my unorthodox quote style, I think my adblock has messed up the quote/link thingy...lol)
[edit on 5-1-2006 by frayed1]