Bundle of 4 - World War I - Key Battles of 1918

Bundle of 4 - World War I - Key Battles of 1918
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This is a bundle of 4 highly animated, power point presentations on World War I - Key Battles of 1918. All four presentations together number 52 slides. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change them to fit your individual needs.

While the first two battles of the Aisne were conducted by Allied forces, predominantly French, against the German army in France, the Third Battle of Aisne, comprised the final large-scale German attempt to win the war before the arrival of the U.S. Army in France, and followed the Lys Offensive in Flanders.

The focus of the offensive was the Chemin des Dames Ridge, held by the Germans upon their retreat from the Marne in September 1914 until their ejection, at huge cost to the French, during the Nivelle Offensive, also known as the Second Battle of the Aisne, in April 1917.

French casualties were heavy, with 98,000 losses; their British allies suffered 29,000 casualties. General Duchene was dismissed by Petain, amid an atmosphere of crisis in Paris. Petain's own position was placed under threat, with his role being made subservient to that of the recently promoted Allied Supreme Commander, Ferdinand Foch.

Power point #1 is entitled, World War I - Key Battles of 1918 - Third Battle of the Aisne and contains 13 slides and covers the following:

Overview
Map of the Western Front
Ludendorff’s Plan
French Leadership
Disagreement
Attack Begins
Allies Surprised
German Advance
German Advance Stalls
Casualties & Aftermath
End of Presentation

General Erich Ludendorff continued to seek a breakthrough on the Western Front before large numbers of American troops arrived in Europe. Believing that the decisive blow should come in Flanders, Ludendorff planned a diversionary offensive at the Marne with the goal of pulling Allied troops south from his intended target. This plan called for an attack south through the salient caused by the Aisne Offensive of late May and early June as well as a second assault to the east of Reims.

The fighting along the Marne cost the Germans around 139,000 dead and wounded as well as 29,367 captured. Allied dead and wounded numbered: 95,165 French, 16,552 British, and 12,000 Americans. The counterattack at the Marne was first in a series of Allied offensives that would ultimately end the war.

Power point #2 is entitled, World War I - Key Battles of 1918 - Second Battle of the Marne and contains 12 slides and covers the following:

Overview
Map of the Western Front
Preparation
German Offensive Fails
Allied Counteroffensives
Germans Retreat
Allies Dig In
Casualties
Aftermath
End of Presentation

Following the collapse of Russia, General Erich Ludendorff was able to transfer west a large number German divisions from the Eastern Front. Aware that growing numbers of American troops would soon negate the numerical advantage Germany had gained, Ludendorff began planning a series of offensives to bring the war on the Western Front to a swift conclusion.

Dubbed the Kaiserschlacht (Kaiser's Battle), the 1918 Spring Offensives were to consist of 4 major assaults code-named Michael, Georgette, Gneisenau, and Blücher-Yorck. Though Michael succeeded in pushing the British back 40 miles in some places, it failed in its strategic objectives.

The German penetration, while deep, was directed away from their ultimate objectives. Not to be deterred, Ludendorff renewed his Spring Offensive on April 9 with the launching of Operation Georgette in Flanders.

Power point #3 is entitled, World War I - Key Battles of 1918 - Operation Michael and contains 15 slides and covers the following:

Overview
Map of the Western Front
Background
Bombardment
Impending German Attack
Falling Back
Haig’s Concern
War Conference
Operation Mars
German Offensive Fails
Casualties
Aftermath
End of Presentation

The Battle of Amiens has been credited as the moment the tide finally turned conclusively in favor of the allies during World War I; it was also called the “Blackest Day of the German Army” by the commander of the German troops.

The war had been a stalemate on its Western Front since late 1914, but the German High Command made a fateful decision a few years later: restart Unrestricted Submarine Warfare. This bought the United States into the war, and Germany found itself facing millions of fresh troops arriving to tilt the balance in their war of attrition.

Power point #4 is entitled, World War I - Key Battles of 1918 - Battle of Amiens and contains 12 slides and covers the following:

Background
Map of the Western Front
Western Front Deadlock
Amiens Targeted
How to Attack?
Battle of Amiens
“Blackest Day of the German Army”
Casualties
Pushing to the End
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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