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Bundle of 4 - World War I - Key Battles of 1916

Bundle of 4 - World War I - Key Battles of 1916
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This is a bundle of 4 highly animated, power point presentations on World War I - Key Battles of 1916. All four presentations together number 57 slides. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change them to fit your individual needs.

With the Allied blockade increasingly taking a toll on the German war effort, the Kaiserliche Marine began devising plans to bring the Royal Navy to battle. Outnumbered in battleships and battle cruisers, the commander of the High Seas Fleet, Vice Admiral Reinhard Scheer, hoped to lure part of the British fleet to its doom with the goal of evening the numbers for a larger engagement at a later date.

To accomplish this, Scheer intended to have Vice Admiral Franz Hipper's scouting force of battle cruisers raid the English coast to draw out Vice Admiral Sir David Beatty's Battle cruiser Fleet. The result led to the High Seas Fleet effectively remaining in port for the remainder of the war as the Kaiserliche Marine turned its focus to submarine warfare.

Both Jellicoe and Beatty were criticized for their performance at Jutland, the battle did lead to several changes in the Royal Navy. Changes were made to ensure a higher degree of safety, improvements to gunnery practices, signaling, and Fleet Standing Orders.

Power point #1 is entitled, World War I - Key Naval Battles - Battle of Rutland and contains 18 slides and covers the following:

Battle of Jutland Map
Naval Codes Broken
At Sea
Battle Cruisers Engage
Opening Salvo
No Kills Moving North
Dreadnoughts Clash
Hoods Death
Intense Fighting
Night Fighting
Faulty Intelligence
End of Presentation

In planning for operations in 1916, the commander of the British Expeditionary Force, General Sir Douglas Haig, called for an offensive in Flanders. Approved by French General Joseph Joffre, the plan was amended in February, to include French troops with a focus on attacking around the Somme River in Picardy.

As plans for the offensive were developed, they were again changed in response to the Germans opening the Battle of Verdun. Rather than delivering the crippling blow to the Germans, the Somme offensive's principal goal would be to relief pressure on Verdun.

The fighting at the Somme cost the British approximately 420,000 casualties, while the French incurred 200,000. German losses numbered around 500,000. During the campaign British and French forces advanced around 7 miles along the Somme front, with each inch costing around 1.4 casualties. While the campaign achieved its goal of relieving pressure on Verdun, it was not a victory in the classic sense.

Power point #2 is entitled, War I - Key Battles of 1916 - Battle of the Somme and contains 14 slides and covers the following:

Map of the Western Front
Battle Begins
Britain’s Bloodiest Day
French Advance
French Victorious
Battle of Attrition
Tank Warfare
Campaign Ends
Casualties & Aftermath
Futility of War
End of Presentation

By 1915, the Western Front had become a stalemate as both sides engaged in trench warfare. Unable to achieve a decisive breakthrough, offensives simply resulted in heavy casualties with little gain. A fortress town on the Meuse River, Verdun protected the plains of Champagne and the approaches to Paris. Surrounded by rings of forts and batteries, Verdun's defenses had been weakened in 1915, as artillery was shifted to other sections of the line.

The Battle of Verdun was one of the longest and bloodiest battles of World War I. A brutal battle of attrition, Verdun cost the French an estimated 161,000 dead, 101,000 missing, and 216,000 wounded. German losses were approximately 142,000 killed and 187,000 wounded.

The Battle of Verdun has assumed an iconic place in French military history as symbol of the nation's determination to defend its soil at all costs.

Power point #3 is entitled, War I - Key Battles - Battle of Verdun and contains 13 slides and covers the following:

Map of the Western Front
Verdun Selected
Weather Delay
Fort Douaumont Lost
French Assault
Germans Advance
Tide Stemmed
Forts Recaptured
Casualties & Aftermath
End of Presentation

The Brusilov Offensive, also known as the June Advance, was the Russian Empire's greatest feat of arms during World War I, and among the most lethal offensives in world history. Historians have called the Brusilov Offensive the worst crisis of World War I for Austria-Hungary and the Triple Entente's greatest victory, but it came at a tremendous loss of life.

Turmoil and revolution shattered Russia in 1917, disintegrating its army and leading to its subsequent exit from the war; a fact that caused the success of the Brusilov Offensive to be largely forgotten, the offensive permanently secured more enemy territory than any other Allied offensive on either front.

Also, a permanently debilitated Austria-Hungary never again played a significant role in the war. Its army was reduced to holding trenches against the weaker Italians, and Germany was left to fight virtually alone for the final 2 years of World War I.

Power point #4 is entitled, World War I - Key Battles of 1916 - the Brusilov Offensive and contains 12 slides and covers the following:

Map of the Eastern Front
Alexi Brusilov
Brusilov Attacks
Austrians Crushed
The Iron General
Offensive Shut Down
End of Presentation

This is one of many bundled power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading....World War I.
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