9,000 Fallen Soldiers Stenciled into Sand at Normandy Beach
To commemorate “Peace Day”, British artists Jamie Wardley and Andy Moss, in combination with many volunteers, went to Normandy Beach and stenciled the silhouettes of the 9,000 soldiers who lost their lives on D-Day during World War II. With rakes and stencils pads shaped like bodies in hand, the group completed the temporary art installation titled The Fallen 9000.
The work is meant to serve as a stark visual reminder of the civilians, allied forces and Germans who died during the beach landings at Arromanches on D-Day: June 6th, 1944. The initial team began with 60 volunteers, but as word spread to nearby residents, an additional 500 people came to help with the temporary installation. Although the stenciled body impressions in the sand only lasted a few hours before the tide washed them away, the photographs serve as a reminder of the horrors of war and of the cherished lives lost.
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- From the Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Online Collections…
- Title: "What makes Japanese soldiers so strong?" asks Russia. "We are filled with Yamato Damashii" [spirit of old Japan] says Japan. "Please give me some Yamato Damashii" [says] Russia
- Creator(s): Kobayashi, Kiyochika, 1847-1915, artist
- Date Created/Published: [1904 or 1905]
- Medium: 1 print : woodcut, color ; 37.4 x 25.1 cm (sheet)
- Summary: Print shows bloated Russian officers eating bullets and shells offered to them by trim Japanese soldiers.
- Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-jpd-00998 (digital file from original print) LC-USZC2-689 (color film copy slide)
- Rights Advisory: No known restrictions on publication.
- Call Number: FP 2 - JPD, no. 917 (A size) [P&P]
- Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
- Title from item (in the Japanese reply, “we all eat” is crossed out and replaced with “we are filled with”).
- Signed on block by artist in lower left, includes chop.
- From the series: Nihon banzai hyakusen hyakushō : Long live Japan: one hundred victories, one hundred laughs.
- Forms part of: Japanese prints and drawings (Library of Congress).
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