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Haunting reminder of millions of lost in war as artists stencil 9,000 bodies onto Normandy beach
London Daily Mail ^ | 9-23-13 | AARON SHARP

Posted on 09/25/2013 12:36:35 PM PDT by Pharmboy

British led project covered the famous coastline in poignant silhouettes A team of 500 artists and volunteers contributed the moving installation The 'fallen' were left to be washed away by the tide at the end of the day

A pair of British artists have created this stunning installation of 9,000 silhouettes on a D-Day Landings beach to mark international Peace Day.

The project, named, 'The Fallen' is a tribute to the civilians, German forces and Allies who lost their lives during the Operation Neptune landing on June 6, 1944. The design was the brainchild of Jamie Wardley, 33, and Andy Moss, 50.

Together with a team of volunteers the pair travelled to Arromanches beach, Normandy, to create the silhouettes, which were individually drawn into the sand.


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TOPICS: News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: dday; normandy; normandybeach; wwii
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1 posted on 09/25/2013 12:36:35 PM PDT by Pharmboy
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The project, named, 'The Fallen' is a tribute to the civilians, German forces and Allies who lost their lives during the Operation Neptune landing on June 6, 1944.

Moral equivalence surfaces once again.

2 posted on 09/25/2013 12:42:39 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (This post coming to you today from behind the Camelskin Curtain. Not the Iron or Bamboo Curtain...)
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I look at all the silhouette's in this rendition and I get angry, very angry. I get angry at guys like Obama and Marxist Democrats and how they have taken all that bodily sacrifice for freedom and basically trashed it. It is obscene.

We were once a free people who valued personal liberty to the point that many gave their lives so that we would remain free, and Obama, Reid. Pelosi, and the Mrxist Democrats have since fought to re-enslave us and make government our master.

3 posted on 09/25/2013 12:42:59 PM PDT by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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The project, named, ‘The Fallen’ is a tribute to the civilians, German forces and Allies who lost their lives during the Operation Neptune landing on June 6, 1944. The design was the brainchild of Jamie Wardley, 33, and Andy Moss, 50.

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German Forces ?

These brain farts would likely honour the Islamofascists that flew planes into the World trade center.


4 posted on 09/25/2013 12:45:10 PM PDT by Zeneta
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To: DoughtyOne
So the German (and Polish, Czech, and many others who were forced to man the defenses) lives lost don't matter? Nazi-ism was a great evil, but the majority of regular German troops weren't diehard Nazis, but soldiers trying to stay alive.

War is hell, and dead soldiers are all on the same side.

5 posted on 09/25/2013 12:49:51 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12----No king but Christ! Don't tread on me!)
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Please note, no FRENCH military casualties are commemorated.


6 posted on 09/25/2013 12:51:30 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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We can also keep in mind the over a million 2nd Lieutenants who died in the Soviet Forces fighting the Germans on the other side of Europe.

Total Soviet military deaths: 14.5 million. Additional Civilian deaths 35 million. Source: Soviet archives via Glantz.

Stalin sure picked the wrong guy for his alliance against Poland, and the various nations of the Soviet Union paid a heavy price for that.


7 posted on 09/25/2013 12:51:36 PM PDT by donmeaker (Youth is wasted on the young.)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

The first machine gun that opened up on the US forces at Omaha beach was a Medium Browning, in 7.92 Mauser, captured from the Poles.

Once an eagle, struck by an arrow, recognized the feathers on its shaft were from himself. “Alas, we often give to our enemies the means with which to destroy us.”


8 posted on 09/25/2013 12:54:37 PM PDT by donmeaker (Youth is wasted on the young.)
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To: massgopguy

Not quite true.

32 French paratroopers dropped, and about 200 French troops came ashore at Sword Beach.

There were also three fighter squadrons, two bomber squadrons, and four French warships.


9 posted on 09/25/2013 12:58:17 PM PDT by Sherman Logan (Mark Steyn: "In the Middle East, the enemy of our enemy is also our enemy.")
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Anyone who saw The Longest Day would remember the Ouistreham battle scenes.


10 posted on 09/25/2013 1:01:59 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Pharmboy

June 6, 1944 was Overlord, not Neptune.


11 posted on 09/25/2013 1:03:01 PM PDT by Ingtar (The NSA - "We're the only part of government who actually listens to the people.")
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Sorry, the post above is regarding French participants in D-Day. No idea if any of them were casualties.


12 posted on 09/25/2013 1:03:21 PM PDT by Sherman Logan (Mark Steyn: "In the Middle East, the enemy of our enemy is also our enemy.")
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

Yeah...I tend to agree with you. Many of the Wehrmacht were not Nazis...even a number of the Wehrmacht generals could not stand them. The hardcore went into the SS and other groups.


13 posted on 09/25/2013 1:03:21 PM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: Ingtar

Yes...I did notice that, and then I thought perhaps the brits had their own designation. Thanks.


14 posted on 09/25/2013 1:04:32 PM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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...even a number of the Wehrmacht generals could not stand them

Mainly one Erwin Rommel.

15 posted on 09/25/2013 1:05:08 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Pharmboy

I guess Omaha beach, part of Operation Overlord, also had the name Operation Neptune.


16 posted on 09/25/2013 1:09:35 PM PDT by Ingtar (The NSA - "We're the only part of government who actually listens to the people.")
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Oh, I found it. Neptune was the seaborne portion of the assault. Overlord was the landings.


17 posted on 09/25/2013 1:10:29 PM PDT by Ingtar (The NSA - "We're the only part of government who actually listens to the people.")
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

I’m not angry with you, but don’t come prattling at me about troops occupying a modern Western nation killing my fellow citizens and allies, as if they’re all part of our one big happy family. No they weren’t. Dead soldiers are not all on the same side. If they were, they wouldn’t be dead.

You don’t honor the aggressor troops, by lumping them in with the good men sent in to stop them, who sacrificed their lives.

Our own citizens and our own allies that died on Normandy beach, or at any other location deserve better than to be lumped in with those who died in the effort to kill them.

I may be the only guy that thinks along these lines, but that’s how I see it.


18 posted on 09/25/2013 1:17:23 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (This post coming to you today from behind the Camelskin Curtain. Not the Iron or Bamboo Curtain...)
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To: Ingtar
June 6, 1944 was Overlord, not Neptune.

Inaccurate. Neptune was the landing segment of Overlord. Both took place on June 6.

19 posted on 09/25/2013 1:32:50 PM PDT by Sherman Logan (Mark Steyn: "In the Middle East, the enemy of our enemy is also our enemy.")
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The most beautiful art evokes a truth that is deeper than the intellect alone can grasp.


20 posted on 09/25/2013 1:47:02 PM PDT by edwinland
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