VA: The Human Cost of War

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Explore the history of the Department of Veterans Affairs, from the troubled beginnings of the Veterans Bureau of the 1920s to the modern VA system. Learn details of this vast, crucial American institution: its successes, failures and need for reforms.

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About the Film

This hour-long documentary film explores the history of the Department of Veterans Affairs, from the troubled beginnings of the Veterans Bureau of the 1920s, to the modern VA system. The film chronicles, in depth and often wrenching detail, the workings of this crucial but at times beleaguered American institution.

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