This is a 24 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on World War II - European Theater - Operation Market Garden. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
In the wake of their breakout from Normandy, Allied forces conducted a rapid advance across France and into Belgium. Attacking on a broad front, they shattered German resistance and soon were nearing Germany. The speed of the Allied advance began to place significant strains on their increasingly long supply lines.
To combat this issue, the "Red Ball Express" was formed to rush supplies to the front. Using nearly 6,000 trucks, the Red Ball Express operated until the opening of the port of Antwerp in November 1944. Forced by the supply situation to slow the general advance and focus on a more narrow front, General Dwight Eisenhower began to contemplate the Allies' next move.
General Omar Bradley, commander of the 12th Army Group in the Allied center, advocated in favor of a drive into the Saar to pierce the German Westwall (Siegfried Line) defenses and open Germany to invasion.
This was countered by Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery, commanding the 21st Army Group in the north, who wished to attack over the Lower Rhine into the industrial Ruhr Valley. As the German's were using bases in Belgium and Holland to launch V-1 buzz bombs and V-2 rockets at Britain, Eisenhower sided with Montgomery.
This presentation covers the following:
Allies Next Move
Airborne Component: Market
Ground Component: Garden
Aircraft & Radio Issues
Success & Failures
End Game at Arnhem
Failure & Withdrawal
Failure of Market-Garden
End of Presentation
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