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What It Means to Feed, Shoe and Clothe the Armies

of the Allies

���Our first equipment order was for four million two hundred thousand pairs of shoes. If a pair could be made that number of times the size of the ordinary pair, it could "press under foot " all Germany and Austria

Up to April of this year, the Allies had used up six hundred and thirty-three million yards of cloth in the making of their shirts and uni- forms. Such a strip could encircle the earth fifteen times, covering about 375,000 mile-'


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