Bundle of 2 - World War II - Donitz & The Battle of the Atlantic

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This is a bundle of 2 highly animated, power point presentations on World War II - Karl Donitz & The Battle of the Atlantic. The presentations together number 33 slides. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change them to fit your individual needs.

Karl Dönitz, was a German admiral who played a major role in the Naval history of World War II. He began his career in the Imperial German Navy before World War I. In 1918, while he was in command of UB-68, the submarine was sunk by British forces and Dönitz was taken prisoner. While in a prisoner of war camp, he formulated what he later called Rudeltaktik.

At the start of World War II, he was the senior submarine officer in the Kriegsmarine. In January 1943, Dönitz replaced Grand Admiral Erich Raeder as Commander-in-Chief of the Navy. At Nuremberg, he was found guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity and served 10 years at Spandau Prison, then retired.

Power point #1 is entitled, World War II - German Military Leaders - Karl Donitz and contains 15 slides and covers the following:

Background
Early Military Experience
World War I
Repatriated
U-Boat Lobby
World War II
Sinking Merchant Ships
U-Boat Success
Allied Success
President of Germany
German Surrender
Prison & Retirement
End of Presentation

After the World War II was over, Winston Churchill was asked to comment about his biggest fears during the war. He stated, “The only thing that ever really frightened me during the war was the U-boat peril. I was even more anxious about this battle than I had been about the glorious air fight called the Battle of Britain.”

For a time, there was a real fear that Great Britain could be strangled into submission at sea, deprived of the life giving food, raw materials, and oil which flowed into its ports, causing millions to perish. Churchill was very aware that he had seen this scenario once before. During World War I, newly invented German subs had tried to sever the lifeline to North America and break the British Navy's blockade of Germany.

Many of the German sub commanders in World War II were veterans of that prior battle of the Atlantic as were most of the British Naval commanders. The British had learned through hard experience that the best defense was to avoid letting ships sail alone, relying instead on the safety of protected convoys. The Germans had learned as well and developed an effective new counter-measure which they used from September 1939 onward – the submarine “wolf pack”.

Power point #2 is entitled, World War II - European Theater - Battle of The Atlantic and contains 18 slides and covers the following:

Churchill’s Reflections
Lessons from World War I
The “Wolf Pack”
Admiral Karl Donitz
Sinking of the HMS Royal Oak
U-Boat Success
British Naval Code Broken
Danger in the North Atlantic
The Situation Worsens
Donitz Promoted
Long Range Radar
Sound Detection Technology
The Turning Point
The Atlantic is Secured
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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