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Rick Holly

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9,000 Fallen Soldiers Etched into the Sand on Normandy Beach to Commemorate Peace Day on September 25, 2013.

This past weekend British artists Jamie Wardley and Andy Moss accompanied by numerous volunteers, took to the beaches of Normandy with rakes and stencils in hand to etch 9,000 silhouettes representing fallen people into the sand. Titled The Fallen 9000, the piece is meant as a stark visual reminder of the civillians, Germans and allied forces who died during the D-Day beach landings at Arromanches on June 6th, 1944 during WWII. The original team consisted of 60 volunteers, but as word spread nearly 500 additional local residents arrived to help with the temporary installation that lasted only a few hours before being washed away by the tide.

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Keith Brownmiller

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Tis a shame that the news media saw fit to pass on something as awe inspiring. I would like to something like done on Iwo Jima or Tarawa in the Pacific.

Starts to truly show the brutality of war in a way that people can visualize it without the utter carnage.

Some of the Civil War battles would be nice too.

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