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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

The Story of John Steele, the Sainte-Mère-Eglise Paratrooper

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Topics: World War 2

The Last Flight of the Dinah Might

A few years ago, working as the Interpretive Guide at the Utah beach museum I had the honor to welcome Theodore Harris, son of Captain R.T. Harris who flew the B26-Martin Marauder “Dinah Might” above Germany on his last mission.  

Theodore Harris agreed that the story of his father be published on the Normandy American Heroes blog. Discover the story behind the story!

 

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Topics: World War 2

This World War II Veteran's Speech Will Remind You of America's Greatness

Charles Wilson, a member of the 4th Infantry Division, gave this speech on June 5th, 2015 at the 71st International D-Day Commemorations where I was honored to be the Master of Ceremony. His speech, which you can read below, if a reminder of how important it is to fight for freedom around the world. - Rudy Passera, Founder and Interprative Guide of Normandy American Heroes.

My name is Charles E. Wilson from Carlisle, Kentucky and I am a Veteran of World War II. I am 89 years old, and was just 18 years old in 1943 when I registered for the draft.

I was contacted three days later and told that I would be sent for a physical examination to become a soldier in the United States Army from 1943 until the end of the war.

We lived on the fast-track during Basic Training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. After training I was sent to England where I was assigned to the 4th Infantry Division just five days before D-Day invasion of Normandy.

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Topics: World War 2

The American Actors of D-Day

 The American-led invasion of Normandy on D-Day was a complicated affair. In this post, we explore the different branches of the American military and how they worked together to defeat Axis forces on that infamous day in history.

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Topics: World War 2

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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.

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