This is a bundle of 3 highly animated, power point presentations on World War II - Zhukov & the Battles of Seelow Heights & Berlin. The presentations together number 48 slides. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change them to fit your individual needs.
Georgy Zhukov was the most successful Russian general in World War II. Zhukov effectively led the attack on Berlin in April/May 1945 and throughout the whole Russian campaign was known as the ‘man who did not lose a battle’.
Zhukov served as an officer in the Russian Imperial Army during World War I and as a commander during the Russian Civil War. After the Bolshevik victory in November 1917, Zhukov joined the communist Red Army. Zhukov’s knowledge and skill clearly impressed Stalin who had used the Purges to rid himself of many senior Red Army officers.
In 1940, Zhukov was appointed chief of staff by Stalin. Zhukov knew that failure or getting on the wrong side of the leader would not be tolerated by Stalin.
Power point #1 is entitled, World War II - Soviet Union Military Leaders - Georgy Zhukov and contains 15 slides and covers the following:
Early Life & Career
Fighting the Japanese
World War II
Battle of Moscow
Battle of Stalingrad
Battle of Kursk
Battle of Berlin
End of Presentation
German and Soviet forces were began fighting on the Eastern Front in June 1941. Some of the fiercest battles of World War II was fought across the Soviet Union. The Soviets halted the enemy at the Battle of Moscow, then were able to slowly push the Germans west with key victories at Stalingrad and Kursk. The Soviets entered into Germany and began planning for an offensive against Berlin in early 1945.
On April 9th, Zhukov was able to rapidly redeploy his command to a narrow front opposite the heights. This corresponded with Konev shifting the bulk of his men north to a position along the Neisse River.
To support his build up in the bridgehead, Zhukov constructed 23 bridges over the Oder and operated 40 ferries. By mid-April he had assembled 41 divisions, 2,655 tanks, 8,983 guns, and 1,401 rocket launchers. Attacking again on April 18th, the Soviets began to push through the German lines, though at a heavy price. By nightfall, Zhukov's men had reached the final line of German defenses.
Charging forward on April 19th, the Soviets overwhelmed the last German defensive line. With their position shattered, German forces began retreating west towards Berlin. With the road open, Zhukov began a rapid advance on Berlin.
Power point #2 is entitled, War II - European Theater - Battle of Seelow Heights and contains 16 slides and covers the following:
Plans Presented to Stalin
Soviet Build Up
Flooding the Oder
1st Day Failures
Grinding It Out
End of Presentation
The Battle of Berlin, designated the Berlin Strategic Offensive Operation by the Soviet Union, was the final major offensive of the European Theater of World War II.
Starting on January 12, 1945, the Red Army breached the German front as a result of the Vistula–Oder Offensive and advanced westward as much as 40 kilometers a day through East Prussia, Lower Silesia, East Pomerania, and Upper Silesia, temporarily halting on a line 60 km east of Berlin along the Oder River. When the offensive resumed, 2 Soviet fronts attacked Berlin from the east and south, while a 3rd overran German forces positioned north of Berlin.
The Battle of Berlin effectively ended fighting on the Eastern Front and in Europe as a whole. With Hitler's death and complete military defeat, Germany unconditionally surrendered on May 7.
Power point #3 is entitled, World War II - European Theater - Battle of Berlin and contains 17 slides and covers the following:
Encircling the City
Outside the City
Soviets Move In
Hitler Commits Suicide
End of Presentation
This is one of many bundled power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading....World War II.