D-Day 80: 24 glorious pictures of Standing With Giants silhouettes on display at British Normandy Museum

The giant silhouettes of 1,475 servicemen and two women who died on D-Day have been installed at the British Normandy Museum ahead of the 80th anniversary commemorations.

The figures, designed by Dan Barton of the Standing with Giants charity, were transported earlier this month to France from Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire. A convoy of bikers brought the display to Fort Nelson in Portsdown Hill Road for a ceremony before their trip across the English Channel.

A team of 30 volunteers have spent two weeks installing the silhouettes at the memorial overlooking Gold Beach which was one of the key landing points and where they will be open to the public throughout the summer.

As well as the silhouettes representing the personnel from all three services, two bespoke figures have been created to represent nurses Sisters Evershed and Field, who died while saving 75 men from a sinking hospital ship.

Also, figures representing 50 French resistance fighters are being placed around the French Memorial in Ver-sur-Mer. Here are 24 pictures of them on display.

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