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An Interesting Photo

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Registered: 12-08-2007

An Interesting Photo


I find it 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 in1918.
It is18,000 menpreparing for war in a training camp at Camp Dodge , in Iowa .
EIGHTEEN THOUSAND MEN!!!!!

FACTS:
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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alanf
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Re: An Interesting Photo

Contrary to my suspicions this is genuine.
http://www.snopes.com/photos/patriotic/liberty.asp
Other examples at site linked to by Snopes.
http://www.hammergallery.com/images/peoplepictures/people%20pictures.htm
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Re: An Interesting Photo

Not to mention the Halifax Building Society or Bank efforts in this respect.
Oh alright I won't mention it then!
Experience; is something you gain, just after you needed it most.

When faced with two choices, simply toss a coin. It works not because it settles the question for you. But because in that brief moment while the coin is in the air. You suddenly know what you are hoping for.
pierre_pierre
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Re: An Interesting Photo

I have one at home, wont be back till Friday, taken at The Scout place Gilwell about 25 years ago, I know where it is saw it last week
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Re: An Interesting Photo

Quote from: alanf
Contrary to my suspicions this is genuine.

Sceptic Wink Wink
But thanks for the link to the additional pics Smiley
pierre_pierre
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Re: An Interesting Photo

here is the pic I promised.  How Many a People?  I am in there somewhere