Fallen Soldiers Etched Into The Sand On Normandy Beach

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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