Total men - 18,000

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  1. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    I half inched this from another site ... I still think it's terrific ... don't you ?? :)

    This INCREDIBLE picture was taken in 1918.

    It is 18,000 men preparing for war in a training camp at Camp Dodge , in Iowa .


    What a priceless gift from our grandfathers!

    Base to Shoulder: 150 feet
    Right Arm: 340 feet
    Widest part of arm holding torch: 12 1/2 f eet
    Right thumb: 35 feet
    Thickest part of body: 29 feet
    Left hand length: 30 feet
    Face: 60 feet
    Nose: 21 feet
    Longest spike of head piece: 70 feet
    Torch and flame combined: 980 feet
    Number of men in flame of torch: 12,000
    Number of men in torch: 2,800
    Number of men in right arm: 1,200
    Number of men in body, head and balance of figure only: 2,000

    Total men: 18,000

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  2. Adrian Roberts

    Adrian Roberts Active Member

    I'm trying to work out if it can really be that many - 12000 in the flame and only 6000 in the rest?

    But certainly it is very clever and must have taken a lot of planning. If the buildings in the background are all the training camp then it must have been huge.
  3. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

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