Bundle of 5 - World War II - D-Day & The Push Inland

Bundle of 5 - World War II - D-Day & The Push Inland
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This is a bundle of 5 highly animated, power point presentations on World War II - D-Day & The Push Inland. The presentations together number 93 slides. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change them to fit your individual needs.

As the Invasion of Europe began, confronting the Allies was Hitler's Atlantic Wall. The wall stretched from Norway in the north to Spain in the south and consisted of a vast array of heavy coastal fortifications designed to repel any invasion. In late 1943, in anticipation of an Allied assault, the German commander in the West, Field Marshal Gerd von Rundstedt, was reinforced and given Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, as his primary field commander.

The assault on the beaches began shortly after midnight on June 6, 1944, with Allied bombers pounding German positions across Normandy. This was followed by a heavy naval bombardment. In the early morning hours, waves of troops began hitting the beaches. To the east, the British and Canadians came ashore on Gold, Juno, and Sword Beaches. After overcoming initial resistance, they were able to move inland opening the western front. After fierce fighting and thousands of casualties, the Allies broke out of the beachhead, and began the sweep across France.

In an attempt to end the war before Christmas, Allied leaders launched Operation Market-Garden, an ambitious plan designed to capture bridges in Holland. While some success was achieved, the plan ultimately failed.

In a final attempt to stop the Allied advance, the Germans launched a massive offensive in December 1944, beginning the Battle of the Bulge. After defeating the German thrust, the Allies pressed into Germany forcing its surrender on May 7, 1945.

Power point #1 is entitled, World War II - European Theater - Liberating Europe and contains 28 slides and covers the following:

The Western Front
Second Front: British Plan
Second Front: U. S. Plan
Planning Operation Overlord
Executing Operation Overlord
The Atlantic Wall
Rommel’s Assessment
D-Day Invasion
Assault on the Beaches
Americans Get Pounded
Breaking Out of the Beaches
Advancing Inland
“Red Ball Express”
Allies Next Move
Operation Market-Garden
1st Airborne Heavy Casualties
The Huertgen Forest
Grinding Out the Germans
Battle of the Bulge
Allied Counterattack
Germans Get Pounded
Crossing The Rhine River
Final Push & Surrender
End of Presentation

The Battle of Caen was part of the Battle of Normandy, which took place during the World War II. It was fought in and around the French town of Caen, Normandy. Caen was one of the main Allies objective during Operation Overlord, as it lay on the Orne River and the Caen canal, which were natural obstacles for the Allies advance. It was also located on an important road intersection, enabling the Germans to get resupplied with relative ease.

The British 3rd Infantry Division, under the command of Major General Thomas Rennie, was assigned the mission to capture the town. By July 20 the German outer defenses had been breached as the British armored divisions had advanced 6 miles.

By August 6, after having suffered heavy casualties, Caen was in British hands.

Power point #2 is entitled, World War II - European Theater - Battle of Caen and contains 12 slides and covers the following:

Value of Caen
Linchpin of Normandy
Offensives Fail
Stiff Resistance
Operation Goodwood
Torn to Pieces
Slow Progress
End of Presentation

Operation Cobra was the code name for an offensive launched by the 1st United States Army 7 weeks after the D-Day landings, in Normandy during World War II. American Lieutenant General Omar Bradley's intention was to take advantage of the German preoccupation with British and Canadian activity around the town of Caen.

Bradley sought to punch through the German defenses that were penning in his troops while the Germans were distracted and unbalanced. Once a corridor had been created, the 1st Army would then be able to advance into Brittany, rolling up the German flanks and freeing itself of the constraints imposed by operating in the bocage (hedgerow) countryside.

Power point #3 is entitled, World War II - European Theater - Operation Cobra and contains 16 slides and covers the following:

Planning (2)
Moving Forward
Heavy Fighting
Breaking Out
Driving the Germans
Command Structure
End of Presentation

In the wake of their breakout from Normandy, Allied forces conducted a rapid advance across France and into Belgium. Attacking on a broad front, they shattered German resistance and soon were nearing Germany. The speed of the Allied advance began to place significant strains on their increasingly long supply lines.

To combat this issue, the "Red Ball Express" was formed to rush supplies to the front. Using nearly 6,000 trucks, the Red Ball Express operated until the opening of the port of Antwerp in November 1944. Forced by the supply situation to slow the general advance and focus on a more narrow front, General Dwight Eisenhower began to contemplate the Allies' next move.

General Omar Bradley, commander of the 12th Army Group in the Allied center, advocated in favor of a drive into the Saar to pierce the German Westwall (Siegfried Line) defenses and open Germany to invasion.

This was countered by Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery, commanding the 21st Army Group in the north, who wished to attack over the Lower Rhine into the industrial Ruhr Valley. As the German's were using bases in Belgium and Holland to launch V-1 buzz bombs and V-2 rockets at Britain, Eisenhower sided with Montgomery.

Power point #4 is entitled, World War II - European Theater - Operation Market Garden and contains 24 slides and covers the following:

Allies Next Move
Decision Made
Operation Market-Garden
Airborne Component: Market
Ground Component: Garden
German Intelligence
Allied Intelligence
Moving Forward
Aircraft & Radio Issues
Success & Failures
In Arnhem
Outside Arnhem
Arnhem Bridge
End Game at Arnhem
Horrocks’ Delay
German Pressure
Failure & Withdrawal
Failure of Market-Garden
End of Presentation

The Battle of the Bulge was a major German offensive campaign launched through the densely forested Ardennes region of Wallonia in Belgium, France, and Luxembourg on the Western Front toward the end of World War II in Europe.

Eric von Manstein planned the offensive with the primary goal to recapture the important harbor of Antwerp. The surprise attack caught the Allied forces completely off guard. United States forces bore the brunt of the attack and incurred their highest casualties for any operation during the war.

The battle also severely depleted Germany's armored forces on the western front which Germany was largely unable to replace. German personnel and Luftwaffe aircraft also sustained heavy losses.

Power point #5 is entitled, The United States & WW II - European Theater - Battle of The Bulge and contains 13 slides and covers the following:

Background (2)
Surprise Blitzkrieg
Allied Miscalculations
Caught off Guard
The Battle of the Bulge
Malmedy Massacre (2)
Chenogne Massacre
Third Army’s Relief
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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