This is a 13 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on World War II - European Theater - Altmark Incident. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
During the early days of World War II, the German tanker Altmark cruised the South Atlantic serving as a supply and support ship for the commerce raiding pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spee. As British forces converged on the area, Graf Spee transferred 299 prisoners taken from British merchant ships to Altmark.
Avoiding the shipping lanes and with a bit of luck, Altmark passed between Iceland and the Faeroe Islands before reaching Norwegian territorial waters off Trondheim on February 14th. As Norway was a neutral country, Dau hoped that he could pass through its waters and avoid attack by the British.The Brits chased down Atlmark and rescued the prisoners near Norwegian waters.
In the wake of the Altmark affair, Norway was angered that its neutrality had been infringed upon by both sides as the Germans had brought prisoners into neutral waters and the British had attacked the ship. While the decisive action of the Royal Navy brought accolades in Britain it spurred Germany to begin contemplating action in Scandinavia as Swedish iron ore was critical to its arms industry.
Deciding that Norwegian neutrality could not be trusted to protect this vital supply line, Adolf Hitler ordered additional planning for Operation Weserübung on February 19th. Moving forward in April, this operation saw German forces swiftly invade both Denmark and Norway.
The presentation covers the following:
Search for Altmark
Closing on Altmark
Royal Navy Takes Action
Brits Board the Ship
End of Presentation
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