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This is a 17 slide, highly animated, power point presentation on World War II – Pacific Theater - Battle of Rennell Island. Each of the slides are editable so you can modify the slides if you need to.
Having won key victories at Coral Sea and Midway in mid-1942, the Allies moved to the offensive and landed on Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands that August. This began a 6 month campaign for control of the island and its airstrip.
As the battle raged, Allied and Japanese naval forces repeatedly clashed in the waters around Guadalcanal. These engagements were largely tied to Japanese attempts to resupply their forces on the island. Due to Allied air superiority, these efforts were conducted at night and became known as the "Tokyo Express." Though the Japanese won several victories, such as Savo Island and Tassafaronga, the Allies triumphed at the key Naval Battle of Guadalcanal in November 1942.
During the Battle of Rennell Island, the Allies lost a heavy cruiser and had one destroyer badly damaged. Personnel losses totaled 85 killed. Japanese casualties amounted to 60-84 killed and 12 bombers lost.
The action at Rennell Island distracted the Japanese and allowed for the successful arrival and debarkation of US Army forces on Guadalcanal. Conversely, with the withdrawal of TF 18, few Allied naval vessels remained in the immediate area of Guadalcanal which allowed the Japanese to complete Operation Ke between February 2 and 7. Learning of the Japanese evacuation after the fact, the Allies declared Guadalcanal secured on February 9.
The presentation covers the following:
Halsey Makes Moves
USS Chicago Sinks
End of Presentation
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