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World War II - European Theater - Invasion of Sicily

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This is a 17 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on World War II - European Theater - Invasion of Sicily. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.

After defeating Italy and Germany in the North African Campaign of World War II, the United States and Great Britain, looked ahead to the invasion of occupied Europe and the final defeat of Nazi Germany. The Allies decided to move next against Italy, hoping an Allied invasion would remove that fascist regime from the war, secure the central Mediterranean and divert German divisions from the northwest coast of France where the Allies planned to attack in the near future.

The Allies’ Italian Campaign began with the invasion of Sicily in July 1943. After 38 days of fighting, the U.S. and Great Britain successfully drove German and Italian troops from Sicily and prepared to assault the Italian mainland.

After battling through the mountains of Sicily, the Allies succeeded in driving Axis forces back to the mainland. The fall of Palermo led to the collapse of Benito Mussolini's government in Rome. In the fighting, the Allies suffered 23,934 casualties, while Axis forces incurred 29,000 and 140,000 captured.

This presentation covers the following:

Allies Target Italy
Intelligence Subterfuge
Operation Mincemeat
Operation Husky
Allies Land
Allies Advance
“Garbled Message”
Patton Takes Messina
Axis Powers Pushed Back
Axis Troops Escape
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