This is a 18 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on World War II - European Theater - Battle of The Atlantic. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
After the World War II was over, Winston Churchill was asked to comment about his biggest fears during the war. He stated, “The only thing that ever really frightened me during the war was the U-boat peril. I was even more anxious about this battle than I had been about the glorious air fight called the Battle of Britain.”
For a time, there was a real fear that Great Britain could be strangled into submission at sea, deprived of the life giving food, raw materials, and oil which flowed into its ports, causing millions to perish. Churchill was very aware that he had seen this scenario once before. During World War I, newly invented German subs had tried to sever the lifeline to North America and break the British Navy's blockade of Germany.
Many of the German sub commanders in World War II were veterans of that prior battle of the Atlantic as were most of the British Naval commanders. The British had learned through hard experience that the best defense was to avoid letting ships sail alone, relying instead on the safety of protected convoys. The Germans had learned as well and developed an effective new counter-measure which they used from September 1939 onward – the submarine “wolf pack”.
The presentation covers the following:
Lessons from World War I
The “Wolf Pack”
Admiral Karl Donitz
Sinking of the HMS Royal Oak
British Naval Code Broken
Danger in the North Atlantic
The Situation Worsens
Long Range Radar
Sound Detection Technology
The Turning Point
The Atlantic is Secured
End of Presentation
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