9,000 Fallen Soldiers Etched onto the Normandy Beaches in this Amazing Artwork

On International Peace Day (21st September 2013) in commemoration of the D-Day landings, British artists Jamie Wardley and Andy Moss enlisted 60 volunteers to create ‘The Fallen 9000’, a conceptual art piece on the beaches of Normandy. Armed with rakes and stencils the group etched 9000 silhouettes on Arromanches beach, representing the civilians, Germans and Allies who fell on June 6th 1944.

‘Our challenge is to represent those lives lost between the times of the tide with a stark visual representation using stencilled sand drawings of people on the beach. Each silhouette represents a life and when it is washed away its loss. There is no distinction between nationalities, they will only be known as ‘The Fallen’.’


James Carson graduated from the University of York with a degree in English and History and have a keen interested in both World Wars and popular science - particularly space.