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Bundle of 4 - World War I - Russia in World War I

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This is a bundle of 4 highly animated, power point presentations on World War I - Russia in World War I. All four presentations together number 48 slides. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change them to fit your individual needs.

With the outbreak of World War I, Germany began implementation of the Schlieffen Plan. This called for the bulk of their forces to assemble in the west while only a small holding force remained in the east. The goal of the plan was to quickly defeat France before the Russians could fully mobilize their forces. With France defeated, Germany would be free to focus their attention to the east. Only General Maximilian von Prittwitz's 8th Army was allocated for the defense of East Prussia as it was expected that it would take the Russians several weeks to transport their men to the front.

Russia and Germany fought a fierce battle at Tanneberg with the Russians suffering casualties of 92,000 captured, and another 30,000-50,000 killed and wounded. German casualties totaled around 12,000-20,000.

The Battle of Tannenberg, Hindenburg succeeded in ending the Russian threat to East Prussia and Silesia. Following Tannenberg, Rennenkampf began a fighting retreat which culminated in a German victory at the First Battle of the Masurian Lakes in mid-September. Having escaped the encirclement, but unable to face Tsar Nicholas II after the defeat, Samsonov committed suicide.

Power point #1 is entitled, World War I - Key Battles - 1914 - Battle of Tannenberg and contains 14 slides and covers the following:

Map of the Eastern Front
German Miscalculation
German Losses
Shifting South
Hoffman Plan Approved
Plan Unfolds
German Breakthrough
Russians Retreating
Russians Surrender
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 #2 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

The offensive was ordered by Alexander Kerensky, Minister of War in the Russian provisional government. The decision was ill-timed. Following the February Revolution, there were strong popular demands for peace, especially within the army, whose fighting capabilities were quickly deteriorating.

Discipline within the Russian Army had reached a point of crisis since the Tsar's abdication. The other troops, for the most part, refused to obey orders. Soldiers' committees discussed whether the officers should be followed or not. No orders were obeyed without preliminary discussion by the divisional committee, usually too late.

Far from strengthening Russian army morale, this offensive proved that Russian army morale no longer existed. No Russian general could now count on the soldiers under his command actually doing what they were ordered to do.

Power point #3 is entitled, World War I - Key Battles of 1917 - Kerensky Offensive and contains 11 slides and covers the following:

Map of the Eastern Front
Russian Army Unrest
Karensky’s Goal
The Offensive
Russian Army Chaos
Advance Collapses
End of Presentation

The beginning of 1917 saw troops in the Russian ranks expressing many of the same complaints offered by the French later that year. In the rear, the Russian economy had reached a full war footing, but the boom that resulted brought about rapid inflation and led to the breakdown of the economy and infrastructure.

As food supplies in Petrograd dwindled, unrest increased leading to mass demonstrations and a revolt by the Tsar's Guards. At his headquarters in Mogilev, Tsar Nicholas II was initially unconcerned by events in the capital.

Beginning on March 8, the February Revolution (Russia still used the Julian calendar) saw the rise of a Provisional Government in Petrograd. Ultimately maneuvered into attempting a coup, he was removed after its failure. With Kornilov's defeat, Kerensky and the Provisional Government effectively lost their power as Lenin and the Bolsheviks were in the ascent.

On November 7, the October Revolution began which saw the Bolsheviks seize power. Taking control, Lenin formed a new government and immediately called for a three-month armistice.

Power point #4 is entitled, The History of Russia - World War I &amp and contains 11 slides and covers the following:

Provisional Government
Kerensky Offensive
Vladimir Lenin
Lavr Kornilov
Bolsheviks Gain Power
Peace Negotiations
German Terms Accepted
Treaty of Brest-Litovsk
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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