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World War II - South America - Battle of the River Plate

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

The Battle of the River Plate was the first naval battle of World War II and the only episode of the war to take place in South America. The German cruiser Admiral Graf Spee had been located in the South Atlantic a long time before the war began, and had been commerce raiding after the war began.

One of the hunting groups sent by the British Admiralty to search for Graf Spee, comprising 3 Royal Navy cruisers, HMS Exeter, Ajax and Achilles, found and engaged their quarry off the estuary of the River Plate close to the coast of Argentina and Uruguay in South America. The fighting off the River Plate cost Langsdorff 36 killed and 102 wounded, while Harwood's ships lost 72 killed and 28 wounded.

Despite severe damage, Exeter made emergency repairs in the Falklands before undergoing a major refit in Britain. The ship was later lost following the Battle of the Java Sea in early 1942. With their ship sunk, the crew of Graf Spee was interned in Argentina. On December 19, Langsdorff, seeking to avoid allegations of cowardice, committed suicide while lying on the ship's ensign. Following his death, he was given a full funeral in Buenos Aires. An early victory for the British, the Battle of the River Plate ended the threat of German surface raiders in the South Atlantic.

This presentation covers the following:

Overview
Combatants
Background
“Pocket Battleships”
Tracking Graf Spee
Engagement
Exeter Damaged
Graf Spee Damaged
Fighting Intensifies
Langsdorff’s Mistake
Trapped in Montevide
Graf Spee Scuttled
Casualties & Aftermath
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