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Human Statue of Liberty

by taboma / December 19, 2007 9:13 AM PST

The picture was taken in 1918. It is 18,000 men preparing for war in a training camp at Camp Dodge in Iowa.
A gift from our grandfathers.

Standing Tall: Titled ?Human Statue of Liberty,? this image was taken at Camp Dodge in Iowa and used eighteen thousand men.

http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/2472/statueoflibertytc4.jpg

Impressive image.

-Kevin

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(NT) Thanks! I"ve passed it on
by Dragon / December 21, 2007 9:15 AM PST
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(NT) Thanks! I"ve passed it on
by taboma / December 21, 2007 2:15 PM PST

Dragon, Awesome. Something you would not expect to see but once in a lifetime. Floored me also. So interesting.
Thanks,

-Kevin

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the story behind it
by jonah jones / December 21, 2007 3:44 PM PST
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great additional info and pix
by WOODS-HICK / December 21, 2007 11:14 PM PST
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what struck me from your link from snopes:

A reader whose great-grandfather appeared in this picture passed along to us some contemporaneous information about the photograph prepared by the Committee on Public Information.

"In this body of soldiers are any hundreds of men of foreign birth ? born of parents whose first impression of the Land of Freedom and Promise was of the world's greatest colossus standing with beacon light at the portal of a nation of free people, holding aloft a torch symbolic of the light of liberty which the statue represents. Side by side with native sons these men, with unstinted patriotism, now offer to sacrifice not only their liberty but even life itself for our beloved country."

the next war was fought with thousands who were born here but the children of foreign born parents. I assume most armed forces are now native born americans.

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great additional info and pix?
by taboma / December 22, 2007 4:08 PM PST

WOODS-HICK,
Amen.

-Kevin

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the story behind it?
by taboma / December 22, 2007 4:02 PM PST
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Thanks Jonah, Timed out with your first link.
I was able to read the 2nd link. Nice!

-Kevin

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