Volunteers Etch 9000 Figures onto Normandy Beach in D-Day Memorial

I saw this on the news. Haunting. Absolutely haunting!

TwistedSifter

 

To mark Peace Day on September 21 2013, Jamie Wardley and Andy Moss, two artists from Bradford, England, set out with hundreds of volunteers to commemorate the 9000 civilians, Allies and German forces lost on D-Day, June 6 1944.

The Fallen project took place at Arromanches, a French tourist town that lies along the stretch of coastline designated as Gold Beach during the D-Day landings.

Over a period of five hours, volunteers used rakes and stencils to etch 9000 figures into the sand. The results were immortalized through photography with the etched figures washed away by the tide later that day.

Jamie Wardley and Andy Moss of Sandinyoureye funded the project with support from local building merchants Uriah Woodhead, who supplied all of the materials. For more information visit the official website at thefallen9000.info

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