This is a 12 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on World War I - Key Naval Battles of World War I - 1914 - Battle of Coronel. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
Off the west coast of South America, a small German East Asiatic Squadron inflicted a severe defeat on a British force at the Battle of Coronel on November 1. The German East Asiatic Squadron was the only German naval squadron overseas at the outbreak of World War I.
Composed of the armored cruisers SMS Scharnhorst and SMS Gneisenau, as well as 2 light cruisers, the fleet was commanded by Admiral Maximilian von Spee. With the war's start in August 1914, von Spee began making plans to abandon his base at Tsingtao, China before he was trapped by British, Australian, and Japanese forces. he eventually fought his way out and defeated the British Royal Navy.
The defeat off Coronel was the first suffered by a British fleet at sea in 100 years and unleashed a wave of outrage across Britain.
The presentation covers the following:
Fleets & Commanders
British Response to Threat
Search for von Spee
End of Presentation
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