Gen. Douglas MacArthur

Leaning against a bridge wall with a cup of coffee in his hand, <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEHST002255" title="Douglas MacArthur" href="/topic/unrest-conflicts-war/douglas-macarthur-PEHST002255.topic">Gen. Douglas MacArthur</a>, then Chief of Staff of the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORGOV0000126141142" title="U.S. Army" href="/topic/unrest-conflicts-war/defense/u.s.-army-ORGOV0000126141142.topic">U.S. Army</a>, rests with his troops during a lull in battle with bonus payment-seeking <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="EVHST00000109" title="World War I (1914-1918)" href="/topic/unrest-conflicts-war/wars-interventions/world-war-i-%281914-1918%29-EVHST00000109.topic">World War I</a> veterans in 1932.  MacArthur was leading the drive to clear the veterans from their camp sites in <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100101200000000" title="Washington, DC" href="/topic/us/washington-dc-PLGEO100101200000000.topic">Washington, D.C.</a>, where they settled during the two-month long march made on the Capital to demand action by Congress.
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Leaning against a bridge wall with a cup of coffee in his hand, Gen. Douglas MacArthur, then Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, rests with his troops during a lull in battle with bonus payment-seeking World War I veterans in 1932. MacArthur was leading the drive to clear the veterans from their camp sites in Washington, D.C., where they settled during the two-month long march made on the Capital to demand action by Congress.

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