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The Fallen 9000 awareness drawing in Filey by Andy Moss and Jamie Wardley

As seen on BBC The One Show on 7th August, Andy Moss and Jamie Wardley with a company of volunteers are going to make 9,000 sand drawings on the D-Day landing beaches in France on Peace Day, 21 September, to represent the civillians, Germans and Allied Forces that died at Arromanches on 6th June 1944 during WWII.

The silhouettes of those individuals will be drawn on the beach at the rate at which they fell only to be totally erased by the incoming tide as their own lives were.

“The Fallen is a sobering reminder of what happens when peace is not present. The idea is to create a visual representation of what is otherwise unimaginable – the thousands of human lives lost during the hours of the tide during the WWII Normandy landings on 6 June 1944. There will be no distinction between nationalities, they will be known only as ‘The Fallen’. It does not propose to be a celebration or condemnation, simply a statement of fact and tribute to life and its premature loss,” says Jamie.

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