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The face of the Unknown Soldier designed with 30,000 photos of dead women and men during the Great War

November 11, 1920. The day after the First World War, à Paris like a London, the burial of a Unknown Soldier embodies the memory of all fallen soldiers. The anonymity of the buried soldier allows the entire nation and families to be able to mourning.

True symbol of those brave soldiers who perished on the battlefield, the Unknown Soldier has a face for the first time. On the occasion of the centenary of the Armistice, theHistorial of the Great War of Peronne collaborated with the agency FF Paris to set up a collaborative digital project called "Unknown face".

The idea: to use tens of thousands of period portraits to create the face of the iconic Unknown Soldier. In memory of those lives shattered by the war, all these portraits have been harvested for months to make it one and only face thanks to a algorithm which superimposes them.

Thousands of superimposed portraits using an algorithm to give the Unknown Soldier a face for the first time

This portrait will be unveiled on November 11th next, on the occasion of Centenary of the Armistice, in the form of a true digital work in tribute to the soldiers who fought for the la France. But the Historial has already made available to Internet users the interactive sitetheunknownface.com produced by the studio Thank you Michel which allows them to preview the famous Unknown face, as well as some fates of men and women who have marked the history of the First World War.

A very nice initiative, which nevertheless required 10 months of work, and which symbolically endows the mythical Unknown Soldier of a face, tribute to all those lives and families that have been torn apart by the war. To discover right now on website of the operation.

Credits: Historial of the Great War

Credits: Historial of the Great War

Credits: Historial of the Great War

Credits: Historial of the Great War

Credits: Historial of the Great War

Credits: Historial of the Great War

Credits: Historial of the Great War

Credits: Historial of the Great War

Credits: Historial of the Great War

Credits: Historial of the Great War

Credits: Historial of the Great War

Imagined by: Historial of the Great War and FF Paris

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