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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 new sculpture outside the D-Day Museum

The new sculpture outside the D-Day Museum

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.’