The Battle of Kursk In the summer of 1943, one of the greatest clashes of WWII took place on the Eastern Front: the Battle of Kursk. It was vast in scale and terrible in intensity. German and Russian armies, millions strong on each side, engaged in a fierce attack and counterattack that went on for 50 days. The conflict proved one of the most decisive events of WWII and the German Army was irreparably damaged. D-Day, Omaha Beach The Normandy invasion on June 6,1944, was an Allied victory, but at the Omaha sector it was a human tragedy. Mortar fire pounded men who were wading ashore, machine guns ripped apart those who made the beach and the water quickly took on a crimson colour. We trace the landings on this deadly section of Normandy to see how Omaha Beach became Hell's Battlefield. Battle of the Bulge In December 1944, Hitler prepared a strike force to destroy all Allied armies north of the Antwerp-Brussels-Bastogne line. With 22 new divisions, re-equipped with tanks and with Luftwaffe units to support his ground attack, Hitler was ready to surprise Allied commanders in a plan that he called Operation Grief. The battle became one of the fiercest conflicts of WWII.