This is a bundle of 3 highly animated, power point presentations on World War II - Patton & The Allied Invasion of Sicily and Italy. The presentations together number 59 slides. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change them to fit your individual needs.
Swiftly advancing through the ranks to colonel in WW I, George Patton was given command of the 1st Provisional Tank Brigade in August 1918. Fighting as part of the 1st US Army, he was wounded in the leg at the Battle of St. Mihiel that September.
Recovering, he took part in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive for which he was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross and Distinguished Service Medal, as well as a battlefield promotion to colonel. With the end of the war, he reverted to his peacetime rank of captain and was assigned to WDC.
Seeking to inspire his men, Patton developed a flashy image and routinely wore a highly polished helmet, cavalry pants and boots, and a pair of ivory-handled pistols. Traveling in a vehicle featuring oversize rank insignias and sirens, his speeches were frequently laced with profanity and espoused the utmost confidence in his men. While his behavior was popular with his troops, Patton was prone to indiscreet remarks which often stressed Eisenhower, which caused tension among the Allies.
With the beginning of the Battle of the Bulge on December 16, Patton began shifting his advance towards the threatened parts of the Allied line. In perhaps his greatest achievement of the conflict, he was able to quickly turn Third Army north and relieve the besieged 101st Airborne Division at Bastogne.
Power point #1 is entitled, The United States & WW II - Military Leaders - George Patton and contains 16 slides and covers the following:
Early Life & Career
Early Military Postings
World War I
Awards & Promotions
World War II
North Africa & Sicily
Third Army Advances
Battle of the Bulge
Postwar & Death
End of Presentation
After defeating Italy and Germany in the North African Campaign of World War II, the United States and Great Britain, looked ahead to the invasion of occupied Europe and the final defeat of Nazi Germany. The Allies decided to move next against Italy, hoping an Allied invasion would remove that fascist regime from the war, secure the central Mediterranean and divert German divisions from the northwest coast of France where the Allies planned to attack in the near future.
The Allies’ Italian Campaign began with the invasion of Sicily in July 1943. After 38 days of fighting, the U.S. and Great Britain successfully drove German and Italian troops from Sicily and prepared to assault the Italian mainland.
After battling through the mountains of Sicily, the Allies succeeded in driving Axis forces back to the mainland. The fall of Palermo led to the collapse of Benito Mussolini's government in Rome. In the fighting, the Allies suffered 23,934 casualties, while Axis forces incurred 29,000 and 140,000 captured.
Power point #2 is entitled, World War II - European Theater - Invasion of Sicily and contains 17 slides and covers the following:
Allies Target Italy
Patton Takes Messina
Axis Powers Pushed Back
Axis Troops Escape
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 #3 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.