Bundle of 3 - World War II - Rommel & The Battles of El Alamein

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This is a bundle of 3 highly animated, power point presentations on World War II - Rommel & the Battles of El Alamein. The presentations together number 49 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

The First Battle of El Alamein: Following its crushing defeat at the Battle of Gazala in June 1942, the British 8th Army retreated east towards Egypt. Reaching the border, its commander, Lieutenant General Neil Ritchie, elected not to make a stand but to continue falling back to Mersa Matruh approximately 100 miles to the east.

Establishing a defensive position based on fortified "boxes" that were linked by minefields, Ritchie prepared to receive Field Marshal Erwin Rommel's approaching forces. On June 25, Ritchie was relieved as commander and General Claude Auchinleck, selected to take personal control of the 8th Army. Concerned that the Mersa Matruh line could be outflanked to the south, Auchinleck decided to retreat another 100 miles east to El Alamein.

Power point #2 is entitled, World War II - African Campaign - First Battle of El Alamein and contains 15 slides and covers the following:

Introduction
Combatants
Background
Auchinleck Digs In
Plan Takes Shape
Rommel Strikes
Battle Rages
Auchinleck Hits Back
Operation Bacon
Final Efforts
Operation Manhood
Aftermath
End of Presentation

The Second Battle of El Alamein took place near the Egyptian railway halt of El Alamein. With the Allies victorious, it marked a major turning point in the Western Desert Campaign of the World War II.

It followed the First Battle of El Alamein, which had stalled the Axis advance into Egypt. This victory turned the tide in the North African Campaign and ended the Axis threat to Egypt, the Suez Canal, and of gaining access to the Middle Eastern and Persian oil fields via North Africa.

From a psychological perspective, Second El Alamein revived the morale of the Allies, being the first major offensive against the Axis since the start of the European war in 1939 in which the Western Allies had achieved a decisive victory.

Power point #3 is entitled, World War II - African Campaign - Second Battle of El Alamein and contains 16 slides and covers the following:

Overview
Combatants
Change Of Leadership
Rommel Attacks
Monty’s Plan
Allies Attack
Counter Attacks
Difficulties
Rommel Retreats
Retreat Denied
Final Assaults
Aftermath
Victory
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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