Bundle of 3 - World War II - Rommel, Montgomery & North Africa

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This is a bundle of 3 highly animated, power point presentations on World War II - Rommel, Montgomery & The North African campaign. The presentations together number 58 slides. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change them to fit your individual needs.

Erwin Rommel was one of German's most popular generals during World War II, and gained his enemies' respect with his victories as commander of the Afrika Korps. Called "the People's Marshal" by his countrymen, he was one of Adolf Hitler's most successful generals and one of Germany's most popular military leaders. He led the German army admirably but became embittered when his supplies were cut off forcing him to surrender most of his entire army.

Early in 1944, several of Rommel's friends approached him regarding a plot to depose Hitler. Agreeing to aid them in February, he wished to see Hitler brought to trial rather than assassinated. In the wake of the failed attempt to kill Hitler on July 20, Rommel's name was betrayed to the Gestapo. Due to Rommel's popularity, Hitler wished to avoid the scandal of revealing his involvement.

As a result, Rommel was given the option of committing suicide and his family receiving protection or going before the People's Court and his family persecuted. Electing for the former, he took a cyanide pill on October 14. Rommel's death was originally reported to the German people as a heart attack and he was given a full state funeral.

Power point #1 is entitled, World War II - German Military Leaders - Erwin Rommel and contains 18 slides and covers the following:

Introduction
Early Years & Marriage
World War I
Between The Wars
Noticed by Hitler
Service In France
“Ghost Division”
Afrika Korps
The Desert Fox
Failure & Retreat
Promoted to Field Marshall
Health Issues
Normandy Invasion
Plot Against Hitler
End of Presentation

Bernard Law Montgomery was born on November 17, 1887 in London, England. In August of 1942, Winston Churchill appointed him commander of the British 8th Army in North Africa where “Monty” forced Erwin Rommel to retreat after the Battle of El-Alamein.

He also reviewed the plan for the Normandy Invasion and commanded all ground forces in the initial stages of the invasion. After the war, Montgomery was made commander of the British occupation forces and served on the Allied Control Council.

In 1946, he was elevated to Viscount Montgomery of Alamein for his accomplishments. Serving as Chief of the Imperial General Staff from 1946 to 1948, he struggled with the political aspects of the post. Beginning in 1951, he served as deputy commander of NATO's European forces and remained in that position until his retirement in 1958.

Increasingly known for his outspoken views on a variety of topics, his postwar memoirs were severely critical of his contemporaries. Montgomery died on March 24, 1976, and was buried at Binsted.

Power point #2 is entitled, World War II - British Military Leaders - Bernard Montgomery and contains 16 slides and covers the following:

Introduction
Early Years
World War I
Interwar Years
World War II: France
World War II: North Africa
Defeating Rommel
World War II: Sicily & Italy
D-Day
Push Into Germany
Battle of the Bulge
Delays & Pursuit
Later Years
End of Presentation

From the beginning of the war, the British had repeatedly landed ground troops in Europe only to hastily withdraw each time, while on the verge of a humiliating rout by Hitler's armies. For Britain's fiery leader, Winston Churchill, had enough. The British people and their Army needed a victory on land, somewhere, somehow, and they needed it now.

The opportunity to grab such a victory came in North Africa where troops of Italian dictator, Benito Mussolini, were trying to create an African empire for their ambitious leader who was determined, above all, not to be overshadowed by Hitler. Thus far, Mussolini had taken over two countries, Abyssinia and Libya, where his troops had easily rolled over the mostly defenseless inhabitants. Mussolini set his sights next on Egypt.

With 500,000 Italian troops at the ready, the only thing standing in his way was a small British force of 36,000 men, comprising the Western Desert Force, based in northern Egypt. Through a variety of strategic mistake, the British overcame the Italians who eventually surrendered 200,000 troops.

It was a stunning victory, just what Churchill had wanted. But it wouldn't last.

Power point #3 is entitled, World War II - African Campaign - Battle of North Africa and contains 24 slides and covers the following:

Churchill Needs a Victory
Mussolini The Conqueror?
Italian’s Tactical Mistake
British Victory
Rommel to the Rescue
Battle of Tobruk
Churchill Demands Victory
Tobruk Falls
British Retreat Again
Hitler’s Blunder
Rommel’s Journal Entry
Rommel Attacks
Battle of El Alamein
Rommel is Defeated
Rommel Ordered to Hold
United States Soldiers Arrive
Battle of Tunisia
Battle of Kasserine Pass
Afrika Corps Surrendered
Rommel Blames Hitler
Hitler Excuses Loss
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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