This is a bundle of 2 highly animated, power point presentations on World War II - Mussolini & The Allied Invasion of Italy. The presentations together number 48 slides. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change them to fit your individual needs.
Benito Mussolini served as Italy’s 40th Prime Minister from 1922 until 1943. He is considered a central figure in the creation of Fascism and was both an influence on and close ally of Adolf Hitler during World War II. In 1943, Mussolini was replaced as Prime Minister and served as the head of the Italian Social Republic until his execution by Italian partisans in 1945.
On April 27, 1945, with Italy on the brink of defeat, Mussolini attempted to flee to Spain. On the afternoon of April 28, while en route to Switzerland to board a plane, Mussolini and his mistress Claretta Petacci, were captured by Italian partisans. Driven to the gates of the Villa Belmonte, they were shot to death by a partisan firing squad. The corpse of Mussolini, Petacci, and other members of their party were driven by truck to the Piazza Loreto on April 29, 1945.
Mussolini's body was dumped in the road and people of the local neighborhood abused his corpse. Sometime later, the bodies of Mussolini and Petacci were hung upside down, side by side in front of a fueling station.
Power point #1 is entitled, World War II - Italian Political Leaders - Benito Mussolini and contains 22 slides and covers the following:
Rising in the Ranks
World War I
March on Rome
Mussolini & Hitler
World War II
End of Presentation
After the defeat of Rommel in early 1943, British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, and President Franklin Roosevelt met at Casablanca in North Africa to plan their next move.
Roosevelt's generals had their eyes squarely fixed on northern Europe and were already thinking about an invasion from southern England across the English Channel. Churchill advocated attacking Hitler through southern Europe, by taking the island of Sicily, followed by an invasion of the Italian mainland. British and American troops would then proceed up the boot of Italy and link up with the Russian Army in southeastern Europe. The combined Russian-American-British force would be unstoppable and Hitler would be finished.
The invasion of Sicily began on Saturday, July 10, 1943, with the British 8th Army, led by General Bernard Montgomery, coming ashore the island's southern coast along with the American 7th Army, led by General George Patton. Facing the battle-tested Allies were 400,000 Italians, reluctant warriors drafted into the army of Italy's longtime dictator, Benito Mussolini.
Power point #2 is entitled, World War II - European Theater - Allies Invasion of Italy and contains 26 slides and covers the following:
Allies Plot Next Move
Hitler & Mussolini Meeting
Badoglio Seeks Armistice
Invasion Wasn’t Working
Allied Massive Attack
Germans Hold Strong
Churchill’s Plan Fails
Mussolini’s Death (2)
Hitler’s Security Paranoia
End of Presentation
This is one of many bundled power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading....World War II.