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**SHORTLISTED FOR THE AV AWARDS 2018** Recounting the scale, drama and impact of the D-Day story
To convey the significance of one of the greatest military operations in western European history with an emphasis on the human side of the story and impacting emotional aftermath.
To capture this momentous, historical event through the radical transformation of the exhibition spaces, using innovative audio visual displays that enliven and incite a greater understanding of D-Day, whilst seizing the last opportunity to record first hand experiences of the countless brave men and women involved.Next: The Technology
A large scale projection provides a vista inside a tented room where stories are told from the perspective of different soldiers during the final hours leading up to the operation. With heightened tension for the events that lie ahead, visitors gaze out at the dreary skies, listening to soldiers voices and final words before descending into the next chapter of the D-Day story. As part of the D-Day landings narrative, two large scale projections are presented alongside the landing craft with looping content of the events unfolding.
A pepper’s ghost illusion brings visitors face to face with soldiers seated within an original landing craft waiting to hit the beach. The merging of projected image and real life craft provides an authentic glimpse into the dramatic scene that unfolded. Accompanied by audio soundtrack, the internal monologues of the men on board can be heard as they travel the seas.
Interactive touchscreen displays throughout the exhibition, offer an engaging insight in to the decision making process and the series of military actions surrounding the D-Day event. Media provided by Ay-Pe creatively captures visitors’ attention, sharing key facts and details in a captivating format.
As part of the Overlord Embroidery display, visitors can select from different interview recordings and hear anecdotes from those lucky enough to survive. These portals offer a rare glimpse into the sacrifice and suffering of just a handful of soldiers, with their horrifying stories echoing across the backdrop of embroidered scenery behind.