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World War Two, Normandy and More

GRAIGNES - BLOODY SUNDAY

Graignes is little village situated 13 kilometers from the town of Carentan. This village is more famous for its horse races than for its tragic history on June 6th 1944.

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Topics: Normandy, World War 2

HOW CARENTAN BECAME THE BRIDGEHEAD BETWEEN OMAHA AND UTAH BEACH

Carentan, a charming little town, due to its strategic position, was thru different historical conflicts, a very contested place (written by a trainee of Normandy American Heroes!)

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Topics: World War 2, Normandy

THE STORY BEHIND OPERATION ALBANY AND THE "FILTHY THIRTEEN"

Brévands and the "Filthy Thirteen"

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Topics: World War 2

THE MYSTERY BEHIND GOLF IN THE 1936 BERLIN OLYMPICS

Golf became associated with the Berlin Olympics of 1936, and it became the subject of several myths. As such the even also spawned a mystery! What happened to Hitler's trophy? The ongoing written by Derek Holden is an attempt to give an accurate account.

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Topics: Golf, World War 2

1936 "GOLFPREIS DER NATIONEN" BRITISH HERO TOMMY THIRSK

The England team composed of Tommy Thirsk and Arnold Bentley achieved the incredible feat of defeating Germany Golf Prize of Nations in 1936

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Topics: World War 2, Golf

Untold Stories of the 1936 "GOLFPREIS DER NATIONEN" TROPHY & THE OLYMPIC TORCH

 

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Topics: World War 2, Golf

Germany, Hitler and the 1936 Olympics...

 

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Topics: World War 2, Golf

1936 "GOLFPREIS DER NATIONEN" BRITISH HERO ARNOLD LEWIST BENTLEY!

 

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Topics: Golf, World War 2

The EVOLUTION of Golf in the Olympic Games

 

As early as 1900, golf was included in the programming for the Olympic Games; in that year the Games were held during the "Exposition Universelle" in Paris, 12 competitors taking part in the golf tournament. William Dove, David Robertson, George Thorne and Walter Rutherford represented Britain. Rutherford was beaten into second place by the American Charles Sand.

In 1904, golf was included in the Games held in St Louis, Missouri, USA, The Glen Echo County Club being the chosen course; the last occasion when golf had appeared at the Olympic Games. Interestingly, all the holes were appropriately named, suggesting a picturesque environment with such names as Lilac Way, The Valley, Alps, Fountain, Westward Ho, The Glen, Dewdrop and Sweet Home. Extra care probably had to be taken when playing Boomerang, Spooks, Hardscrabble, The Lake and Roadway.

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Topics: Golf, World War 2

14 CULTURAL SITES You Must Visit in Normandy, France

 

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Topics: Normandy

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