It’s amazing that this photo, taken so many years ago, actually still exists!
And now, someone has put it online for all of us to see. 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!
FACTS: Base to Shoulder: 150 feet Right Arm: 340 feet
Widest part of arm holding torch: 12 1/2 feet 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