UK artists and veterans create 80 sand soldier silhouettes for 80th D-Day anniversary

Wednesday, May 22nd, eighty soldier silhouettes were etched into the sand on a beach in the town of Broadstairs in southern Britain. The silhouettes were created in anticipation of the 80th anniversary of the 80th anniversary of the 1944 D-Day landings, when 150,000 Allied soldiers invaded France to drive out the forces of Nazi Germany on 6 June.

Pete Gower, a 72-year-old veteran, remembered his father who fought with the Sussex Regiment , saying “it must have been horrific for him”.