This is a 16 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on World War II - Mediterranean Sea - Attack on Mers el Kebir. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
During the closing days of the Battle of France in 1940, and with the German victory all but assured, the British became increasingly worried about the disposition of the French fleet. The 4th largest navy in the world, the ships of the Marine Nationale possessed the potential to alter the naval war and threaten Britain's supply lines across the Atlantic.
Voicing these concerns to the French government, Prime Minister Winston Churchill was assured by Navy Minister Admiral François Darlan that even in defeat, the fleet would be kept from the Germans.
Unknown to either side was that Hitler had little interest in taking over the Marine Nationale, only ensuring that its ships were neutralized or interned “under German or Italian supervision.”
Moving forward with plans to neutralize the French fleet, the Royal Navy began Operation Catapult. This saw the boarding and capture of French ships in British ports on the night of July 3rd. Of the French crews, the men were given the option to join the Free French or be repatriated across the Channel. The threat of the French fleet ceased to be an issue when its officers scuttled its ships in 1942 to prevent their use by the Germans.
The presentation covers the following:
Ultimatum at Mers el Kebir
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