<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=570152946471707&amp;ev=PageView&amp;noscript=1">
normandy-american-heroes-blog copy-1.jpg

The Normandy American Heroes Blog

World War Two, Normandy and More

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.

Read More

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

Read More

Topics: World War 2, Golf

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

 

Read More

Topics: World War 2, Golf

Germany, Hitler and the 1936 Olympics...

 

Read More

Topics: World War 2, Golf

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

 

Read More

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.

Read More

Topics: Golf, World War 2

14 CULTURAL SITES You Must Visit in Normandy, France

 

Read More

Topics: Normandy

The Most Famous Historical Figures of Normandy, France

Have you always wondered which historical figures from Normandy had a historical or cultural impact around the world? Look no further— we've collected some of the people from our heritage who made their mark!

Read More

The Best Things to Do in Normandy, France

 

Read More

Topics: Normandy

Maquis de Montfort: Heroes of the Resistance Killed in the Alps

On 18th June 1940, after the famous speech from London of General de Gaulle, the leaders of the free French forces decided to resist against the occupying forces. The country was cut in two parts and Resistance groups were created in the occupied and unoccupied zones of France.

Read More

About this Blog

Normandy American Heroes provides custom World War II tours of Normandy and beyond. On our blog, we write about World War II, things to do in Normandy and much more.

Subscribe to Email Updates

Recent Posts