Artists behind Normandy's The Fallen artwork release film for D-Day 70th anniversary

By Richard Moss | 06 June 2014

It's become one of the most poignant images of the D-Day 70th anniversary; now the artists who created The Fallen have released a short film about it

an aerial photo of hundreds of silhouettes of bodies on a beach
The Fallen, Jamie Wardley and Andy Moss © Sand In Your Eye
Among the many images circumnavigating social media on the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings, one of the the most moving is an artwork showing 9,000 stenciled bodies raked onto the sand of the Normandy beaches.

The fallen was a sober reminder of the daily death toll of the Normandy offensive, created on International Peace Day (September 21 2013) by Bradford sand, light and ice artists Jamie Wardley and Andy Moss, aka Sand In Your Eye.

Working with a team of volunteers from around the world, the dramatic contextualisation of the sacrifice of June 1944 took place during just one day at the beach at Arromanches in the shadow of the remains of the British D-Day Mullberry Harbour.

As the tide came in the shadows of the the fallen were washed away.

Today, in commemoration of 70 years since the 1944 landings, the pair who say “all participants want the peaceful message to grow and spread” have released a short film about their dramatic artwork.

See the film below.

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