Synopsis by Sean Hurley
From producers BBC/Time Life the Europe - The Mighty Continent series explores the immense changes that have taken place on the European continent over the last century. The programs are given a voice by Peter Ustinov and historian Jonathon Terrine. In Europe the Mighty Continent: Allies - The End of War, the series explores the promises and betrayals that happened so rapidly in the wake of Hitler's defeat in WWII. How Poland was duped into enduring the occupation of the brutal communism of Stalin, as was Romania, Czechoslovakia, and Hungary. In Britain the population voted out the Conservatives, rejecting their wartime hero Winston Churchill and making way for the rise of the Labour Party. In France it was DeGaulle who suffered defeat in the rapid changes that swept Europe in the wake of WWII.