Thursday, 30 July 2009

Mentioning the War

Astonishing how many Great War stories can be featured in the news at the same time. As well as Duffy's poem, the recent deaths of Henry Allingham and Harry Patch, and the report that DNA techniques will be used to identity bodies found in a mass grave at Fromelles, we have this wonderful series of 'living pictures' made by thousands of US troops in 1918. The Statue of Liberty required 18,000 men. Soldiers forming the tip of the flame were half a mile away from those at the base.

Update: here's another one. The historians aren't going to be happy...

And another.

1 comment:

  1. That's an amazing photo. These days, I'd just assume they'd done it with Photoshop...