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World War II - European Theater - Evacuation of Dunkirk

World War II - European Theater - Evacuation of Dunkirk
World War II - European Theater - Evacuation of Dunkirk
World War II - European Theater - Evacuation of Dunkirk
World War II - European Theater - Evacuation of Dunkirk
World War II - European Theater - Evacuation of Dunkirk
World War II - European Theater - Evacuation of Dunkirk
World War II - European Theater - Evacuation of Dunkirk
World War II - European Theater - Evacuation of Dunkirk
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This is a 19 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on World War II - European Theater - Evacuation of Dunkirk. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.

The Dunkirk evacuation, code-named "Operation Dynamo," also known as the "Miracle of Dunkirk," was the evacuation of Allied soldiers from the beaches and harbor of Dunkirk, France. The operation was decided upon when large numbers of British, French, and Belgian troops were cut off and surrounded by the German army during the Battle of France in the World War II.

Fortunately for the Allies, Adolf Hitler suddenly intervened, halting the German advance. Hitler had been assured by Hermann Goering, head of the Luftwaffe, that his aircraft could destroy the Allied forces trapped on the beaches at Dunkirk, so Hitler ordered the forces besieging Dunkirk to pull back.

The British Admiralty called on all British citizens in possession of sea-worthy vessels to lend their ships to the effort. Fishing boats, pleasure yachts, lifeboats, and other civilian ships raced to Dunkirk, braving mines, bombs, and torpedoes. By the 9th day of the operation, there would be 338,226 soldiers evacuated by the 850 boats that took part in the operation.

With Western Europe abandoned by its main defenders, the German army swept through the rest of France, and Paris fell on June 14 and was not liberated until the D-day invasion, 4 years later.

NOTE: Excerpts from Churchill's "We Shall Fight Them on the Beaches" speech is included.

The presentation covers the following:

Background
Combatants
Germans Move West
BEF Surrounded
Hitler Intervenes
Operation Dynamo
Keeping the Lid on It
Evacuation Begins
How Was it Accomplished?
Losses
Success
France Falls
“Miracle of Deliverance”
“We Shall Fight on the Beaches Speech”
Aftermath
End of Presentation

This is one of many power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading.... World War II.
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