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World War II - Mediterranean Sea - Battle of Crete

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This is a 16 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on World War II - Mediterranean Sea - Battle of Crete. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.

Having swept through Greece in April 1940, German forces began preparing for the invasion of Crete. This operation was championed by the Luftwaffe as the Wehrmacht sought to avoid further engagements prior to commencing the invasion of the Soviet Union in June. Pushing forward a plan calling for the mass use of airborne forces, the invasion was permitted to move forward under the restrictions that it not interfere with Operation Barbarossa and that it utilize forces already in the region.

In preparation for the invasion, the Luftwaffe began a concerted campaign to drive the Royal Air Force from Crete and establish air superiority over the battlefield. Many Germans were lost due to the policy of have the paratroopers equipment being dropped separate from the paratroopers themselves. Many lost their lives unable to defend themselves.

Stunned by the high losses sustained by Student's troops, Hitler resolved never to conduct a major airborne operation again.

The presentation covers the following:

Operation Mercury
Defending Crete
German Air Campaign
Opening Attacks
Battle Intensifies
Error at Melame
Long Retreat
Allied Withdrawal
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