Bundle of 3 - World War II - Battles that Changed the Tide in the Pacific

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This is a bundle of 3 highly animated, power point presentations on World War II - Battles that Changed the Tide in the Pacific. The presentations together number 56 slides. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change them to fit your individual needs.

With the Japanese thrust in the central Pacific blocked, the Allies devised a plan to prevent the enemy from occupying the southern Solomon Islands and using them as bases for attacking Allied supply lines to Australia. To accomplish this goal, it was decided to land on the small islands of Tulagi, Gavutu, and Tamambogo, as well as on Guadalcanal where the Japanese were building an airfield.

Securing these islands would also be the first step towards isolating the main Japanese base at Rabaul on New Britain. The task of securing the islands largely fell to the 1st Marine Division led by Major General Alexander Vandegrift. The Marines would be supported at sea by a task force centered on the carrier USS Saratoga, led by Fletcher, and an amphibious transport force commanded by Rear Admiral Richmond Turner.

Power point #1 is entitled, World War II - Pacific Theater - Battle of Guadalcanal and contains 15 slides and covers the following:

Landing at Guadalcanal
USS Saratoga
U. S. Marines Land
Battle of Savo Island
Battle for Guadalcanal
Battle of the Eastern Solomon’s
“Cactus Air Force” Protects
Securing Guadalcanal
Battle of Cape Esperance
Battle of Santa Cruz
Naval Battle of Guadalcanal (2)
End of Presentation

Following the Battle of Coral Sea, the commander of the Japanese Combined Fleet, Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, devised a plan to draw the remaining ships of the US Pacific Fleet into a battle where they could be destroyed. To do this, he planned to invade the island of Midway, 1,300 miles northwest of Hawaii.

Yamamoto knew the Americans would send their remaining carriers to protect the island. Believing the US to only have 2 carriers operational, he sailed with 4, plus a large fleet of battleships and cruisers.

Nimitz was aware of the Japanese plan and dispatched the carriers USS Enterprise and USS Hornet, under Rear Admiral Raymond Spruance, as well as the hastily repaired USS Yorktown, under Fletcher, to the waters north of Midway to intercept the Japanese.

Power point #2 is entitled, World War II - Pacific Theater - Battle of Midway and contains 13 slides and covers the following:

The Battle of Midway
The Naval Code Breakers
Nagumo’s Blunder
Sitting Ducks
Japanese Carriers Destroyed
Yorktown is Lost
Hiryu is Sunk
Casualties
Aftermath
End of Presentation

Following the Allied victory at Coral Sea, General Douglas MacArthur led Australian and US troops on a lengthy campaign to expel Japanese forces from northeastern New Guinea. To the west, the British were driven out of Burma and back to the Indian frontier. Over the next three years, they fought a brutal battle to retake the country.

In China, World War II became a continuation of the Second Sino-Japanese War which had begun in 1937. Supplied by the Allies, Chiang Kai-Shek fought the Japanese while warily cooperating with Mao Zedong's Chinese Communists.

In early 1942, Japanese troops began landing on the north coast of New Guinea. Their objective was to secure the island and its capital, Port Moresby, in order to consolidate their position in the South Pacific and provide a base for attacking the Allies in Australia.

Power point #3 is entitled, World War II - Pacific Theater - Battles of New Guinea, Burma & China and contains 28 slides and covers the following:

New Guinea, Burma & China
Japanese Land in New Guinea
Battle for the Kokoda Trail
Port Moresby Threat
Allied Counterattacks
Cannibalism
Battle of the Bismarck Sea
Operation Cartwheel
Operation Postern
The War in Southeast Asia
“Burma Road” Closed
“The Hump”
The Burmese Front
Southeast Asia Command
Japanese Retreat
Retaking Burma
Burma Seized
The War in China
China’s Importance
Chiang & Mao
Head Butting
Operation Ichigo
B-29’s
Endgame
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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