In the French tourist town of Arromanches, a project by two artists, Jamie Wardley an Andy Moss took place and was dedicated to the lost souls of the D-Day landings. It’s titled, The Fallen and served to mark Peace Day every September 21st.
The two artists, along with hundreds of volunteers used stencils and rakes to imprint 9,000 figures into the sand. They represent the mass amount of life lost during the D-Day landings. It took a period of five hours to complete before the shores washed it away.
The Normandy landings (codenamed Operation Neptune) were the landing operations on June 6, 1944 (termed D-Day) of the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II.
The largest seaborne invasion in history, the operation began the invasion of German-occupied western Europe, led to the liberation of France from Nazi control, and contributed to an Allied victory in the war.