This is a 15 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on World War II - Pacific Theater - Battle of Corregidor. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
Located in Manila Bay, just south of the Bataan Peninsula, Corregidor served as a key element in the Allied defensive plans for the Philippines. The small island was heavily fortified with numerous coastal batteries which mounted 45 guns of various sizes.
The wide western end of the island, known as Topside, contained most of the island's guns, while barracks and support facilities were located on a plateau to the east known as Middleside. Further east was Bottomside which contained the town of San Jose as well as dock facilities. Further to the east, the island tapered to a point where an airfield was located. Due the perceived strength of Corregidor's defenses, it was dubbed the "Gibraltar of the East."
The United States was heavily outnumbered and out gunned with little help of being resupplied. Meeting with his commanders, Wainwright saw no other option but to capitulate. Radioing Roosevelt, Wainwright stated, "There is a limit of human endurance, and that point has long been passed." Though Wainwright only wished to surrender the men on Corregidor, Homma insisted that he surrender all remaining US and Filipino forces in the Philippines.
The fighting for Corregidor saw Wainwright lose around 800 killed, 1,000 wounded, and 11,000 captured. Japanese losses numbered 900 killed and 1,200 wounded. While Wainwright was imprisoned in Formosa and Manchuria for the remainder of the war, his men were taken to prison camps around the Philippines as well as used for slave labor in other parts of the Japanese Empire. Corregidor remained under Japanese control until Allied forces liberated the island in February 1945.
The presentation covers the following:
Americans Cut Off
Americans Surrender Bataan
Fall of Corregidor
Casualties & Aftermath
End of Presentation
This is one of many power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading.... World War II.