This is a 15 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on World War I - Key Battles of 1918 - Operation Michael. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
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.
The presentation covers the following:
Map of the Western Front
Impending German Attack
German Offensive Fails
End of Presentation
This is one of many power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading.... World War I.