This is a 16 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on World War II - European Theater - Battle of the North Cape. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
In the fall of 1943, with the Battle of the Atlantic going poorly, Grand Admiral Karl Doenitz received permission from Adolf Hitler to allow surface units of the Kriegsmarine to begin attacking Allied convoys in the Arctic. The battleship Tirpitz had been badly damaged by British X-Craft midget submarines in September, Doenitz was left with the battlecruiser Scharnhorst and the heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen as his only large, operational surface units.
Doenitz ordered planning for Operation Ostfront to commence. This called for a sortie by Scharnhorst against Allied convoys moving between northern Scotland and Murmansk under the direction of Rear Admiral Erich Bey.
Aware of Scharnhorst's presence in Norway, the commander of the British Home Fleet, Admiral Sir Bruce Fraser, began making plans to eliminate the German warship. In the fighting off the North Cape, the Kriegsmarine suffered the loss of Scharnhorst and 1,932 of its crew. Due to the threat of U-boats, British ships were only able to rescue 36 German sailors from the frigid water. British losses totaled 11 killed and 11 wounded.
The Battle of the North Cape marked the last surface engagement between British and German capital ships during World War II. The loss of Scharnhorst effectively eliminated surface threats to the Allies' Arctic convoys. The engagement also demonstrated the importance of radar-directed fire control in modern naval battles.
The presentation covers the following:
Plans for Battle
Search for Scharnhorst
Casualties & Aftermath
End of Presentation
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