The B.E.F. News. Vol 1, no. 9 (August 20, 1932). BONUS ARMY, Joseph L. HEFFERNAN.

The B.E.F. News. Vol 1, no. 9 (August 20, 1932)

Washington DC: Joseph L Heffernan, 1932. Single tabloid issue (17" x 12", folded size). Printed on newsprint; 8pp; illus. Original folds for distribution; slight age-toning to paper, heavier at folds and margins; still a fresh, Very Good example.

Scarce original single issue of this weekly, eight-page newspaper published between late June and early October, 1932, mostly for distribution among Bonus Army marchers encamped on the National Mall and at Anacostia Flats in Washington. This issue, which appeared a few weeks after the Hoover administration's violent evacuation and destruction of the Anacostia Flats encampment, includes several first-hand accounts of the federal attack on civilians, including a lengthy article by Paul Y. Anderson of The Nation; also a remembrance of Bernard Myers, "Bonus Baby Gassed to Death, Buried at Cedar Hill." Final page includes a membership blank for the "B.E.F. Rank And File of America," which includes a digest of Minutes of the first meeting and an Oath of Allegiance. The paper lingered another month or so before folding, probably more a result of a lack audience than any sustained effort at suppression. An uncommon survival; we can recall no copy of B.E.F. News in the marketplace in the past dozen or more years.

Price: $150.00

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