The Fallen 9000


Last September on Peace Day, British artists Jamie Wardley and Andy Moss, along with 560 volunteers, created 9000 stenciled silhouettes representing those who died on Normandy Beach, Arromanches, on June 6, 1944, 70 years ago today. This visual representation, The Fallen 9000, of those who perished on that day, makes the abstract death toll number incredibly visceral and overwhelming. Like a sand mandala, this D-Day installation lasted only a few hours and then was washed away by the tide.


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2 Responses to The Fallen 9000

  1. How moving. How brave these lost souls.

  2. Jerome Bloom says:

    In 1971
    in NorthernFrance
    I visited
    The Invasion Beaches

    I could not Visualize
    What happened

    Thank you

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