Video one and intro:
When veterans of World War II returned to their homes in Athens, Tennessee, they decided to put a stop to the machine politics that had become ingrained in their society. Open battle broke out on election day, and the GIs won the battle and the election. The GI victory spelled the destruction of machine politics in Tennessee.
Video two and intro:
The Battle of Athens was an armed rebellion led by WWII veterans and citizens in Athens and Etowah, Tennessee, USA against the tyrannical local government in August 1946.
- How TN Dealt with Vote Fraud: The Battle of Athens (silverunderground.com)