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The Stirring ‘Peace Day’ Art Installation on D-Day Beach

This week (Saturday, Sept. 21) marked International Peace Day—a day dedicated to the idea of world peace and non-violence. To commemorate the occasion, a group of artists and volunteers created 9,000 silhouettes in the sands of Arromanches Beach, one of the sites of the Normandy D-Day invasion of 1944. The haunting installation, which was eventually washed away by the tide after about four hours, was done to remember the fallen soldiers who lost their lives during the operation and remind viewers of the horrors of war. Artist Jamie Wardley said, “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 Second World War Normandy landings” …

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