This is a 17 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on World War II - European Theater - Battle of Anzio. Incident. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
Following the Allied invasion of Italy in September 1943, American and British forces drove up the peninsula until being halted at the Gustav Line in front of Cassino. Unable to penetrate Field Marshal Albert Kesselring's defenses, British General Harold Alexander, commander of Allied forces in Italy, began assessing his options. In an effort to break the stalemate, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill proposed Operation Shingle which called for landings behind the Gustav Line at Anzio.
It was thought that if the Germans responded to the landings it would sufficiently weaken the Gustav Line to permit a breakthrough. If they did not respond, the Shingle troops would be in place to directly threaten Rome. Though criticized, Churchill relentlessly defended the Anzio operation claiming that though it failed to achieve its tactical goals, it succeeded in holding German forces in Italy and preventing their redeployment to Northwest Europe on the eve of the Normandy invasion.
The presentation covers the following:
The Allied Plan
Landing on Anzio
Battle for the Beachhead
Change of Command
Victory at Last
End of Presentation
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