World War II - European Theater - The Western Front

World War II - European Theater - The Western Front
World War II - European Theater - The Western Front
World War II - European Theater - The Western Front
World War II - European Theater - The Western Front
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On June 6, 1944, US and British forces came ashore on the beaches of Normandy, opening the western front. After fierce fighting and thousands of casualties, the Allies broke out of the he beachhead, and began the sweep across France.

In an attempt to end the war before Christmas, Allied leaders launched Operation Market-Garden, an ambitious plan designed to capture bridges in Holland. While some success was achieved, the plan ultimately failed. In a final attempt to stop the Allied advance, the Germans launched a massive offensive in December 1944, beginning the Battle of the Bulge.

After defeating the German thrust, the Allies pressed into Germany forcing its surrender on May 7, 1945.

The presentation covers the following:

“The Western Front
Second Front: British Plan
Second Front: U. S. Plan
Planning Operation Overlord
Executing Operation Overlord
The Atlantic Wall
Rommel’s Assessment
D-Day Invasion
Assault on the Beaches
Americans Get Pounded
Breaking Out of the Beaches
Advancing Inland
“Red Ball Express”
Allies Next Move
Operation Market-Garden
1st Airborne Heavy Casualties
The Huertgen Forest
Grinding Out the Germans
Battle of the Bulge
“Nuts”
Allied Counterattack
Germans Get Pounded
Crossing The Rhine River
Final Push & Surrender
End of Presentation

This is one of several "companion" power point presentations that I offer under the heading .... The United States & World War II.
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World War II - European Theater - The Western Front
World War II - European Theater - The Western Front
World War II - European Theater - The Western Front
World War II - European Theater - The Western Front