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Omaha beach, Normandy, France earlier..

Martco writes:

“Took these at 5-6am this morning the 70th Anniversary of D-Day…the last such official gathering as the veterans won’t be around much longer (do the maths) but some of them ARE very much still alive and again it was a privilege to have met them….they’re living history…telling stories of desperate disorganisation and guesswork, hardship and pain..definitely not glory…and all for us…I surely believe that many things, freedoms, existence we take for granted today would not be were it not for these brave men & women.”

 

Fallen2 Fallen3 Fallen4 Fallen6The Fallen: 9000 sand stencils on the D-Day landing beach of Arromanche in Normandy: a collaboration between British artists Andy Moss and Jamie Wardle of Sand In Your Eye (along with hundreds of volunteers who turned up from all over the world to help) in honour of last Saturday’s International Day of Peace.

It does not propose to be a celebration or condemnation, simply a statement of fact and tribute to life and its premature loss.

Each stencil (all of which were washed away by the tide within hours of completion) represents one of the 9000 Allied and German troops and French civilians who died on June 6th 1944.

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