This is a 15 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on World War II - Pacific Theater - Battle of Guadalcanal. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
With the Japanese thrust in the central Pacific blocked, the Allies devised a plan to prevent the enemy from occupying the southern Solomon Islands and using them as bases for attacking Allied supply lines to Australia. To accomplish this goal, it was decided to land on the small islands of Tulagi, Gavutu, and Tamambogo, as well as on Guadalcanal where the Japanese were building an airfield.
Securing these islands would also be the first step towards isolating the main Japanese base at Rabaul on New Britain. The task of securing the islands largely fell to the 1st Marine Division led by Major General Alexander Vandegrift.
The Marines would be supported at sea by a task force centered on the carrier USS Saratoga, led by Fletcher, and an amphibious transport force commanded by Rear Admiral Richmond Turner.
This presentation covers the following:
Landing at Guadalcanal
U. S. Marines Land
Battle of Savo Island
Battle for Guadalcanal
Battle of the Eastern Solomon’s
“Cactus Air Force” Protects
Battle of Cape Esperance
Battle of Santa Cruz
Naval Battle of Guadalcanal (2)
End of Presentation
This is one of many power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading.... World War II.