They can stand at attention in the Statute of Liberty Formation.
This photo was taken at Camp Dodge, Johnston, Iowa in 1918.
Base to Shoulder: 150 feetJust think of the calculations needed to figure out how many men to use to keep the figure in proper perspective at such a distance/angle. There are 12,000 men in the flame and only 2,000 in the base, body and head. The arm holding the torch is 340 feet long while the torch and flame is nearly 1,000 feet.
Right Arm: 340 feet
Widest part of arm
holding torch: 12 1/2 feet
Right thumb: 35 feet
Thickest part of body:
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
H/t to Charlie