A tribute to the fallen men who stormed the beaches of Normandy (18 Photos)

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  • http://cybergazing.wordpress.com/2013/09/27/sand-stencil-tribute-normandy/ Sand Stencil Tribute – Normandy | Cyber Gazing

    […] Two British artists created a stunning, if not temporary, display of 9,000 silhouettes on a D-Day Landings beach, affording a visual representation to mark international Peace Day. The project, named, “The Fallen,” serves as a momentary memorial and tribute to those who lost their lives during Operation Neptune landing on June 6, 1944. The idea was shared between Jamie Wardley, 33, and Andy Moss, 50. They hoped their art would remind people of the value of peace. With a team of volunteers, the artists travelled to Arromanches beach, Normandy, to painstakingly create each of the silhouettes by hand. A stencil was laid on the sand and by raking the surface, a distinctive figure emerged. For several hours the shapes remained on the beach, only to be erased by the tide as the waves swept over them. “We finished all the stencils at about 7:30 p.m. and everyone gathered and waited for the tide to come in. The last silhouette washed away at about 10 p.m. and it was incredibly moving,” Wardely concluded.You can see more images at The Chive […]

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