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D-Day sculpture is unveiled outside museum

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A NEW sculpture has been unveiled outside Southsea’s D-Day museum to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

The sculpture, designed by Portsmouth artists Deer Park Alpha with Oliver Merkin, was unveiled this morning.

The sculpture is called Five Beaches and five cubes of Caen stone have been transported from Normandy in France to represent the five beaches of the D-Day landings, known by their code names Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno, and Sword.

The cubes sit on a mirrored stainless steel surface which represents the journey over the water to France.

Billy Ansell, Portsmouth City Council’s European project co-ordinator said: ‘This was a joint project with Caen and it was vital the artwork represented both cities. This is a modern but complementary addition to the D-Day museum.’

 

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