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: English, D-Day & The Holocaust the series contrasts the two World Wars, noting that the most tragic difference between the events was the brutality visited upon civilian populations in WWII. From the terrifying development of Nazi extermination camps to the indiscriminant carpet bombings of major cities, the devastation of civilian populations became an important component of WWII strategy.