This is a 14 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on World War I - Key Battles of 1917 - Battle of Passchendaele. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
Meeting at Chantilly, France in November 1916, Allied leaders discussed plans for the upcoming year. Having fought bloody battles earlier that year at Verdun and the Somme, they decided to attack on multiple fronts in 1917 with the goal of overwhelming the Central Powers.
Though British Prime Minister David Lloyd George advocated for shifting the main effort to the Italian Front, he was overruled as the French commander-in-chief, General Robert Nivelle, desired to launch an offensive in Aisne. Having gained key ground around Ypres, Haig was able to claim success.
Casualty numbers for the Battle of Passchendaele are disputed. In the fighting British casualties may have ranged from 200,000 to 448,614, while Germany losses are computed at 260,400 to 400,000. The Battle of Passchendaele has come to represent the bloody, attritional warfare that developed on the Western Front.
The presentation covers the following:
Map of the Western Front
Advance Turned Back
End of Presentation
This is one of many power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading.... World War I.