Bundle of 2 - World War II - D-Day Deception & Resistance

Bundle of 2 - World War II - D-Day Deception & Resistance
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This is a bundle of 2 highly animated, power point presentations on World War II - D-Day Deception & Resistance. Both presentations together number 41 slides. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change them to fit your individual needs.

In the final years of World War II, both the Allied and Axis Powers knew that there was no chance of defeating Hitler without cracking his grasp on Western Europe, and both sides knew that Northern France was the obvious target for an amphibious assault.

The German high command assumed the Allies would cross from England to France at the narrowest part of the channel and land at Pas-de-Calais. The Allies instead set their sights some 200 miles to the west. The Allies believed the beaches of Normandy could be taken if the Germans did move their reserve infantry and panzers to Normandy from their garrison in the Pas-de-Calais.

Success would rest on distracting German forces and spreading them too thin across multiple invasion sites. They needed a way to credibly threaten Pas-de-Calais, scaring the Germans into keeping the reserves there and away from the actual battle. The resulting plan, Operation Fortitude, is one of the greatest deceptions ever pulled off.

Power point #1 is entitled, The United States & WW II - European Theater - FUSAG - The Ghost Army and contains 25 slides and covers the following:

Background
Operation Fortitude
Two “Ghost” Armies
The Plan
FUSAG
“Old Blood and Guts”
Eisenhower’s Offer
Campaign of Deception
Agents & Spies
Brutus & Garbo
Civilian Participation
Reconnaissance Planes
FUSAG Army Base n(3)
Dressing the Set
D-Day Looms
Landing on Normandy (2)
Brutus & Garbo
Hitler is Totally Deceived
Patton Moves
End of Presentation

The French Resistance played a vital part in aiding the Allies to success in Western Europe, especially leading up to D-Day. The French Resistance supplied the Allies with vital intelligence reports as well as doing a huge amount of work to disrupt the German supply and communication lines within France.

The surrender of France in June 1940, was a major blow to many French people in terms of their pride. Many believed that the government had let the people down. The creation of a Nazi-approved Vichy government, primarily in the center and south of the country, was, in the minds of many, further proof that politicians had let down France.

The resistance movement was developed to provide the Allies with intelligence, attack the Germans when possible, and to assist the escape of Allied airmen.

Power point #2 is entitled, World War II - European Theater - The French Resistance and contains 16 slides and covers the following:

Overview
Background
Charles deGaulle
Resistance Movement
Early Days
Better Organization
Political Storms
Working Together
Brit & French Co-Operation
Effective Resistance
Numbers Increase
D-Day Impact
Post War Analysis
End of Presentation

This is one of many bundled power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading....World War II.
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