9,000 Fallen Soldier Silhouettes on Beach Make Powerful D-Day Memorial

By Brittany GreenquistRYOT News September 25, 2013 at 1:34 pm
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Source: This is Colossal

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Volunteers took to the beaches of Normandy to etch, by hand, 9,000 silhouettes.

The installation, titled “The Fallen 9000,” was designed by British artists Jamie Wardley and Andy Moss.

Using stencils and rakes, volunteers created a striking visual reminder of all who lost their lives on D-Day — June 6, 1944.

Wardley and Moss originally enlisted the help of 60 volunteers, but word spread and almost 500 locals showed up to help construct the temporary installation.

Sadly, the piece only lasted a few hours before the tide washed away the memorial. However, these beautiful photographs capture the power of Wardley & Moss’ remarkable piece.

Image via thisiscolossal.com

Image via thisiscolossal.com

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