Bundle of 2 - World War II - D-Day & The Liberation of Europe

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This is a bundle of 2 highly animated, power point presentations on World War II - D-Day & The Liberation of Europe. Both presentations together number 60 slides. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change them to fit your individual needs.

As the Invasion of Europe began, confronting the Allies was Hitler's Atlantic Wall. The wall stretched from Norway in the north to Spain in the south and consisted of a vast array of heavy coastal fortifications designed to repel any invasion. In late 1943, in anticipation of an Allied assault, the German commander in the West, Field Marshal Gerd von Rundstedt, was reinforced and given Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, as his primary field commander.

The assault on the beaches began shortly after midnight on June 6, 1944, with Allied bombers pounding German positions across Normandy. This was followed by a heavy naval bombardment. In the early morning hours, waves of troops began hitting the beaches. To the east, the British and Canadians came ashore on Gold, Juno, and Sword Beaches. After overcoming initial resistance, they were able to move inland opening the western front. After fierce fighting and thousands of casualties, the Allies broke out of the beachhead, and began the sweep across France.

In an attempt to end the war before Christmas, Allied leaders launched Operation Market-Garden, an ambitious plan designed to capture bridges in Holland. While some success was achieved, the plan ultimately failed.

In a final attempt to stop the Allied advance, the Germans launched a massive offensive in December 1944, beginning the Battle of the Bulge. After defeating the German thrust, the Allies pressed into Germany forcing its surrender on May 7, 1945.

Power point #1 is entitled, World War II - European Theater - Liberating Europe and contains 28 slides and covers the following:

The Western Front
Second Front: British Plan
Second Front: U. S. Plan
Planning Operation Overlord
Executing Operation Overlord
The Atlantic Wall
Rommel’s Assessment
D-Day Invasion
Assault on the Beaches
Americans Get Pounded
Breaking Out of the Beaches
Advancing Inland
“Red Ball Express”
Allies Next Move
Operation Market-Garden
1st Airborne Heavy Casualties
The Huertgen Forest
Grinding Out the Germans
Battle of the Bulge
“Nuts”
Allied Counterattack
Germans Get Pounded
Crossing The Rhine River
Final Push & Surrender
End of Presentation

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 #2 is entitled, War II - European Theater - D-Day Invasion and contains 32 slides and covers the following:

“Big Three” Meeting
Invasion Date Set
Invasion Imminent
Erwin Rommel
Calais
Weather
Operation Overlord
It’s a Go!
The Invasion Begins
German Confusion
Ruse or Not?
Utah Beach
Omaha Beach
Omaha Beach: Soldiers Account
Gold, Juno & Sword Beaches
Hitler Hesitates
Rommel Arrives
Allies Buildup (2)
Reinforcements, Too Late
First Meeting With Hitler
Rommel Delivers War Assessment
Second Meeting With Hitler
Liberation Begins
Battle of the Hedgerows
Road to Paris
No End in Sight
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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