S1 E4 ∙ Omaha ∙

Omaha beach - a nightmare for advancing American troops: open ground, sustained fire, heavy casualties and no retreat. But the whole fate of D-Day hinged on Omaha succeeding.


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Series Selector for WWII Frontlines

All episodes for series 1 of WWII Frontlines

S1 E1 · Midway

The Battle of Midway, a major naval battle in the Pacific, is examined.

S1 E3 · Anzio

The Battle of Anzio, intended as a daring move to capture Rome, is examined.

S1 E4 · Omaha

The battle of Omaha beach, on which the fate of D-Day hinged, is examined.

S1 E5 · Hill 112

The killing fields around Hill 112 become a graveyard for British soldiers.

S1 E6 · Bastogne

The US 101st Airborne rushed to Bastogne and for the next week, halted the Nazi advance.

S1 E7 · Iwo Jima

Iwo Jima forced the Leathernecks to re-think their tactics, as one in three became a casualty.

S1 E8 · Berlin

April 1945, Berlin - the last savage chapter in the Battle for Europe.