Living Patriotic Photos with Thousands of Men

Living Patriotic Photos with Thousands of Men
July 22, 2012

By Arthur S. Mole & John D. Thomas

18,000 men: 12,000 of them in the torch alone, but just 17 at the base. The men at the top of the picture are actually half a mile away from the men at the bottom

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The Living Uncle Sam: 19,000 officers and men at Camp Lee, Virginia, January 13, 1919

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The Human US Shield: 30,000 officers and men at Camp Custer, Battle Creek, Michigan, 1918

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The living emblem of the United States Marines, formed by 100 officers and 9,000 enlisted men at the Marine Barracks, Paris Island, South Carolina

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A portrait of President Woodrow Wilson, formed of 21,000 officers and men at Camp Sherman, Chillicothe, Ohio, 1918

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The Human Liberty Bell, formed by 25,000 officers and men at Camp Dix, New Jersey, 1918

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The Human American Eagle: 12,500 officers, nurses and men at Camp Gordon, Atlanta, Georgia, 1918

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Living insignia of the 27th Division, New York’s Own, breakers of the Hindenberg Line. Formed of 10,000 officers and enlisted men, March 18, 1919

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22500 officers, 600 machine guns, camp Hancock, December 1918.

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