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This is a bundle of 2 highly animated, power point presentations on World War II - D-Day Invasion & Operation Cobra. The presentations together number 48 slides. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change them to fit your individual needs.
By early 1942, 80% of German military casualties had occurred at the hands of Russian soldiers. Soviet leader Josef Stalin had been urging a major new front in Western Europe to take some of the pressure off his troops, complaining that his soldiers were carrying too much of the burden of the war.
In November 1943, when the “Big Three” – Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin – met for their first face-to-face meeting at Teheran in the Middle East. During the conference, Roosevelt consented to Stalin's request to set a specific date for the American-led invasion of Western Europe.
Churchill was not keen on the idea presented. The plan discussed involved a dangerous 100 mile crossing of the English Channel into northern France. The British had already tried this on their own, in August 1942, with disastrous results. Churchill maintained the quickest way to defeat Nazi Germany was through the Italy into southern Europe.
He was overruled by Roosevelt and Stalin, and a preliminary date of May 1944 was set for the seaborne invasion of northern France.
Power point #1 is entitled, World War II - European Theater - D-Day Invasion and contains 32 slides and covers the following:
“Big Three” Meeting
Invasion Date Set
It’s a Go!
The Invasion Begins
Ruse or Not?
Omaha Beach: Soldiers Account
Gold, Juno & Sword Beaches
Allies Buildup (2)
Reinforcements, Too Late
First Meeting With Hitler
Rommel Delivers War Assessment
Second Meeting With Hitler
Battle of the Hedgerows
Road to Paris
No End in Sight
End of Presentation
Operation Cobra was the code name for an offensive launched by the 1st United States Army 7 weeks after the D-Day landings, in Normandy during World War II. American Lieutenant General Omar Bradley's intention was to take advantage of the German preoccupation with British and Canadian activity around the town of Caen.
Bradley sought to punch through the German defenses that were penning in his troops while the Germans were distracted and unbalanced. Once a corridor had been created, the 1st Army would then be able to advance into Brittany, rolling up the German flanks and freeing itself of the constraints imposed by operating in the bocage (hedgerow) countryside.
Power point #2 is entitled, World War II - European Theater - Operation Cobra and contains 16 slides and covers the following:
Driving the Germans
End of Presentation
This is one of many bundled power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading....World War II.