This is a 15 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on World War II - Pacific Theater - Operation Ten-Go. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
By early 1945, having suffered crippling defeats at the Battles of Midway, Philippine Sea, and Leyte Gulf, the Japanese Combined Fleet was reduced to a small number of operational warships. Concentrated in the home islands, these remaining vessels were too few in number to directly engage the Allies' fleets. As a final precursor to the invasion of Japan, Allied troops began attacking Okinawa on April 1, 1945.
A month prior, realizing that would be the Allies' next target, Emperor Hirohito convened a meeting to discuss plans for the island's defense.
Having listened to the army's plans to defend Okinawa through the use of kamikaze attacks and determined fighting on the ground, the Emperor demanded to know how the navy planned to aid in the effort. Feeling pressured, the Commander in Chief of the Combined Fleet, Admiral met with his planners and conceived Operation Ten-Go. A kamikaze-style operation, Ten-Go called for the massive battleship Yamato, the light cruiser Yahagi, and 8 destroyers to fight their way through the Allied fleet and beach themselves on Okinawa.
Operation Ten-Go cost the Japanese between 3,700–4,250 dead as well as Yamato, Yahagi, and 4 destroyers. American losses were a mere 12 killed and 10 aircraft. Operation Ten-Go was the Imperial Japanese Navy's last significant action of World War II and its few remaining ships would have little effect during the final weeks of the war. The operation had minimal effect on the Allied operations around Okinawa and the island was declared secure on June 21, 1945.
The presentation covers the following:
Fleets & Commanders
Yamato Opens Fire
Task Force 58
High Seas Massacre
End of Presentation
This is one of many power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading.... World War II.